You'll get to give your kids plenty of gifts over the course of their lives. None of them will be as valuable and important as this one that you can get them at the time of their birth: collecting cord-blood stem cells.
Stem cells are the building blocks of our bodies that form all other tissues, organs and systems. Scientists consider them one of the most promising medical therapies. Currently used to treat 80 diseases, including cancers, blood disorders, and immune-system deficiencies, they're also being researched for use in experimental therapies for cerebral palsy and diabetes (Type 1). Umbilical-cord blood offers a completely natural, free source of stem cells. Plus, when you save cord-blood stem cells from your child's birth, they're an exact genetic match for your child and are likely to be a match for a sibling.
The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation estimates a one-in-217 chance that your child will have a medical condition that may be treated with stem cells during their lifetime. We hope this is one of those precautions you take but will never have to use. But if you do, this could be the best deal you'll ever have bought.
*Note: As with any transplant therapy, therapeutic success depends upon factors including patient condition, type of disease, recipient/donor matching, and other factors. Autologous stem cells are not generally suitable for treatment of inherited genetic diseases, nor are they guaranteed to provide a cure for other diseases.
FamilyCord is a recognized leader in cord blood and cord tissue banking. The company has operated for more than 15 years and has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. FamilyCord is operated by nationally renowned physicians, and is guided by world-class scientific excellence and medical ethics in everything it does.