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Why bank adult stem cells?
In banking your own healthy adult stem cells, you will not need to depend on finding a matched donor.
1 in 200 people will need a stem cell transplant for a blood disorder during their lifetime. High dose chemotherapy followed by stem cell reinfusion has been the standard of care for many hematological disorders for decades. However, 70% of patients in need of a transplant do not have a matching donor or umbilical cord blood unit. (National Marrow Donor Registry, 2012). The best time to collect your adult stem cells is when you are healthy. A healthy immune system is the most important factor when it comes to longevity and the ability to fight off diseases. As you age, so do your stem cells, resulting in a steady decline in your stem cells’ efficacy, efficiency, and population. The time to collect and store your stem cells is NOW.
How can stem cells help you and your family
Although stem cell therapies currently only treat a few types of diseases due to the specialized nature of adult stem cells, the success of these established therapies, such as skin and blood transplants, provides hope that stem cells will be able to provide therapy for many diseases in the future that were previously thought to have no cure. Current treatment methods of many diseases involve simply alleviating symptoms, rather than curing the disease itself. Stem cells propose the possibility of re-growing the damaged cells, and then, being implanted in patients to replace damaged cells, ultimately curing the patient completely.
Blood and bone marrow stem cells, called hematopoietic cells, have been used for decades to treat leukemias, sickle cell anemia, damaged bone marrow, and certain metabolic disorders and immunodeficiencies. Hematopoietic stem cells produce all types of blood cells, and preliminary tests have shown that these stem cells may also be able to give rise to other cell types besides blood cells.
The number of medical achievements stem cells have given rise to is growing at a rapid pace. Based on evolving research in regenerative medicine, we believe that the autologous (your own) stem cells will be used in the future to treat many diseases for which there are currently no cures. Having your stem cells collected today ensures that if they can be used to reverse any of these diseases you may develop, you are well prepared.