Without getting too scientific, we’re all pretty aware of the power of stem cells. When transplanted into a sick person’s body, these healthy cells can repair or even completely replace damaged and diseased cells. And thanks to ViaCord, umbilical cord stem cells are incredibly easy to collect—and store. In fact, if your baby’s stem cells are properly processed and stored, they should last indefinitely.

Scientists are working hard to find new uses for umbilical cord stem cells—clinical trials are underway for stem cell treatment of disesases like cerebral palsy and type 1 diabetes. Amazingly, cord blood stem cells can already be used in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases today.

Here’s how cord blood banking works: Baby is born, and the cord is clamped and cut (photo op!). While you are holding and admiring your new love, your doctor or midwife collects the cord blood and tissue in FDA-approved collection materials provided by ViaCord. A medical courier then comes to pick up the sample, and the cord blood is transported to ViaCord’s lab for analysis and storage. It’s that easy, and it’s yours for life. 

Click here to learn more about the benefits of banking your baby’s cord blood with ViaCord.

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