Think of stem cells as the building blocks of the human body because they have the ability to transform into different types of cells. It is their power to create and regenerate organs, blood, tissue, and the immune system that make them so important.
Stem cells can be found throughout the body – in your bone marrow, or fatty tissue, for instance. These can and have been used in treating illnesses, but it’s the younger, more flexible stem cells that are found in your newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue that offer your child advanced scientific opportunities for health. They can be collected and stored at birth in a painless, non-invasive procedure and then stored for future use. If your child ever has a health issue that requires treatment with stem cells, they will be readily available as a treatment option.