Why it is
worth?

Miraculous cells

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.

What are the advantages?

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80 oncological and hematological diseases

so many diseases are treated by umbilical cord blood stem cells transplantation

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autism and cerebral palsy

use of stem cells provides advantages patients with these diseases

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regenerative medicine

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

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1:100

the odds of being treated with stem cells in the future

Since we don’t know the future, we can’t be sure what diseases may happen to our relatives. The probability of future stem cell treatment is now at 1:100 and these cells may be used both for the child during whose birth they were harvested, as well as for the siblings and the child's family (with a compatible HLA system). The collection procedure is non-invasive and completely safe for both the mother and the child.

The birth of a child is the only time for harvesting umbilical cord blood and securing the stem cells contained in it. An informed decision about banking is worth your while.

What are the disadvantages?

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It's not a cure for everything

despite the growing number of indications, stem cells will not be the proper choice for all diseases

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It costs

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

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Umbilical cord blood can not always be taken

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