Umbilical Cord Stem Cells: Everything You Need To Know
In recent times, there’s been quite a roar about the benefits of stem cells and the preservation of the umbilical cord. A crucial benefit of stem cells is their ability to restore cells and bodily tissues. This means that there is a means to be relieved and even cured, to a large extent, when one is affected by diseases and conditions like macular degeneration, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and spinal cord injury.
Stem cell therapies are done based on the purpose that the available stem cells serve as the body. Keeping this in mind, one-way mothers today can ensure the security of their babies, in terms of their health in the future, is by preserving the umbilical cord postpartum. There are many reasons as to why the stem cells from the umbilical cord are preferred for the purpose of treatment.
For one, the possibility of cord blood matching is higher, as the probability of your own HLA (human leukocyte antigen) being accepted by the cells in your body is much higher. HLA helps your body understand whether the new cells, i.e., the stem cells can become a part of your body or not. So, by using the baby’s own cord blood, the chances of the body accepting these new cells is much higher.
Also, storing of stem cells means there is immediate access to it in cases of emergency. To ensure you are always on the safe side and because your child’s health is always a top priority, take the time to enroll yourself in Cordlife’s cord blood banking plans.
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