Why it is
worth.

Why it is worth

The umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells, that have the ability to differentiate into other cell lines, e.g. nerve, bone, muscle or blood cells. By collecting umbilical cord blood and banking the stem cells contained in it, we gain access to innovative stem cell therapy when there is such a need.

Why it is worth banking cord blood?

icon < class="boxes__label d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h6">80 oncological and hematological diseases

so many diseases are treated by stem cell transplantation from umbilical cord blood

icon < class="boxes__label d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h6">autism and cerebral palsy

the administration of umbilical cord blood stem cells provides patients with these diseases

icon < class="boxes__label d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h6">regenerative medicine

umbilical cord stem cells are widely used in the reconstruction of neurons, joints and bones

icon < class="boxes__label d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h6">1:100

the odds of being treated with stem cells in the future

We do not know the future and we do not know what diseases can happen to our relatives. The probability of future stem cell treatment is now 1: 100, and the cells can be used both for the child during which the birth was taken as well as for the siblings and the child's family (with a compatible HLA system). The collection is non-invasive and completely safe for both mother and child.

The birth of a child is the only time when umbilical cord blood can be harvested and the stem cells contained in it can be secured. It is worth knowingly making a decision about banking.

What are the disadvantages?

icon < class="boxes__label d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h6">It's not a cure for everything

despite the growing number of indications, stem cells do not apply in all diseases

icon < class="boxes__label d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h6">It costs

collection and banking of umbilical cord blood is not reimbursed by the NFZ, so parents must bear the costs themselves

icon < class="boxes__label d-flex align-items-center justify-content-center h6">Umbilical cord blood can not always be taken

there are contraindications for collection, e.g. HIV infection