You only have one chance to collect the easily extractable and incredibly powerful stem cells in your newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood. Since cord blood stem cells are already being used to treat more than 80 diseases, and ongoing scientific research suggests that their value will only increase over your child’s lifetime, now is the time to start thinking about cord blood preservation for your family’s future.

What Are Cord Blood Stem Cells?

Cord blood is the blood in your newborn’s umbilical cord that contains a high amount of regenerative stem cells. Stem cells are the non-controversial building blocks that make up our body’s organs, blood, tissue, and immune system. They are easily and painlessly extracted after the umbilical cord has been clamped.

Why Private Cord Blood Storage?

Your baby’s stored cord blood stem cells will remain a readily available, guaranteed genetic match throughout your child’s life. Additionally, there is much a higher statistical probability of a family member’s stem cells matching those of your baby than those from a public bank. This is especially true for families with an uncommon ethnicity or mixed-race background. Although we recommend cord blood storage for all expectant parents, it is particularly important for families with a history of one or more of the diseases listed below, since the odds are higher that your child, or their sibling, may one day benefit from one of the many life-saving treatments provided by cord blood stem cells.

What Diseases Can Be Treated With CordBlood?


Cancers
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Acute biphenotypic leukemia
  • Acute undifferentiated leukemia
  • Burkitt’s lymphoma
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
  • Liposarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Plasma cell leukemia
  • Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Renal cell carcinoma
MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES
  • Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
  • Refractory anemia
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation
  • Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts
MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS
  • Acute myelofibrosis
  • Agnogenic myeloid metaplasia (myelofibrosis)
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Essential thrombocythemia
MARROW FAILURE SYNDROMES
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Blackfan-Diamond anemia
  • Dyskeratosis congenita
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
  • Kostmann’s syndrome
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • Pure red cell aplasia
BLOOD DISORDERS
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Beta-thalassemia (Cooley’s anemia)
INHERITED PLATLET ABNORMALITIES
  • Amegakaryocytosis/congenital thrombocytopenia
  • Glanzmann thrombasthenia
HISTIOCYTIC DISORDERS
  • Familial erythrophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
  • Histiocytosis-X
  • Hemophagocytosis
INHERITED METABOLIC DISORDERS
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
  • Batten disease (inherited neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis)
  • Mucopolysaccaridoses (MPS)
  • Hurler’s syndrome (MPS-IH)
  • Scheie syndrome (MPS-IS)
  • Hunter’s syndrome (MPS-II)
  • Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS-III)
  • Morquio syndrome (MPS-IV)
  • Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome (MPS-VI)
  • Sly syndrome, beta-glucuronidase deficiency (MPS-VII)
  • Mucolipidosis II (I-cell disease)
  • Krabbe disease
  • Gaucher’s disease
  • Niemann-Pick disease
  • Sandhoff disease
  • Tay-Sachs disease
  • Wolman disease
  • Lesch-Nyhan disease
IMMUNE DEFICIENCIES
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Omenn’s syndrome
  • Severe combined immune deficiency (SCID, all sub-types)
  • Reticular dysgenesis
  • Thymic dysplasia
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
  • X-linked lymphoproliferative disease
  • Leukocyte adhesion deficiency
  • Chediak-Higashi syndrome
  • Adenosine deaminase deficiency
  • Purine nucleoside phosphorylase deficiency
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Neutrophil actin deficiency
EMERGING THERAPIES
  • Evans syndrome
  • Cartilage-Hair hypoplasia
  • Amyloidosis
  • Gunther disease
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Osteoporosis
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