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What are the odds of using stored cord blood stem cells?

Some say 1 in 200, or 1 in 400 and others say 1 in 10,000.

The reason for the wide range of odds is because, in the past, cord blood was only used to replace bone marrow. And it was only used in childhood.

Now it’s being used to rebuild immune systems and an increasing range of regenerative situations – rebuilding brain tissue after oxygen loss, helping children with cerebral palsy, in diabetes trials and after near drownings.

Experts predict that other degenerative illness – like MS and Alzheimer’s disease which happen later in life – are also likely to benefit from cord blood therapy.

Simply put, as the uses increase – so do the odds of needing it.


More Key Facts..

Are there any risks of collecting cord blood?

Does the baby need the cord blood stem cells at birth?

What makes your own cord blood stem cells best?

Why does cord blood banking cost money?


If you would like more information on any of these facts, just let us know your area of interest by emailing us and we will get back to you.


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