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Why should I consider banking the placenta?

The placenta is rich with Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and Amniotic Epithelial Cells (AECs).

What are the benefits of banking cord tissue?

The tissue of a baby's umbilical cord is filled with Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs).

Why is it important to bank cord blood?

The umbilical cord is rich with powerful stem cells - Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) to be precise.

How far along is research in cord blood, tissue and placenta stem cells?

The FDA approves cord blood stem cells as a treatment for 85+ diseases, and this number is constantly increasing as clinical trials make more notable discoveries surrounding stem cell use.

Can I still opt for both placenta banking and encapsulation?

Our lab requires the entire placenta be sent to extract as many stem cells as possible from it.

Stem Cell 101: What are the different types of stem cells?

💡 Parents bank umbilical cord blood, tissue, and placenta stem cells because they can be used to replace or repair damaged cells in the case of injury or disease. "Stem cells are the body's raw materials - cells from which other cells with specialized functions are generated." Source: Mayo Clinic

How can stem cell therapy benefit children's health

Data shows that in the next 18 years, 1 in 16 children may need stem cells to better their quality of life.

Can I just use a donor’s stem cells in the future?

Possibly, but a donor's hematopoietic stem cells could be rejected, which could be fatal.

Why bank with Anja Heatlh?

Stem Cell Banking With Anja

How do we know enough cord blood is collected?

If delayed cord clamping is done for only 2 minutes max or less (or not at all), it is extremely likely that enough stem cells were collected.

Discover the Anja Health Lab

Our lab is a New Jersey-based beaut!

What measures are taken to maximize the collection of stem cells?

We ensure that CPD and not heparin is used in our cord blood bags.

Can I just freeze the cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta myself? ‍

No, maintaining stem cell viability requires careful cryopreservation in extreme temperatures. (-190° Celsius for safe-keeping!)

How does collection and storage work?

Immediately after birth, your baby's umbilical cord is clamped and cut.

Why do I need to give a maternal sample for cord blood banking?

During childbirth, a small sample of blood is taken from the mother and used to test for certain genetic disorders and infections that could be present in the mother or the baby. This is known as the maternal sample for cord blood banking.

Medical Disclaimer

Many of Anja's blog posts are reviewed by qualified healthcare professionals. Anja's blog content is for informational or educational purposes only, and does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals.

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