As a parent, this is something I have never thought about. I had heard something about Stem Cell Storage a while ago and never really thought too much about it until I recently watched a video on the topic. Had I known more about Stem Cell Storage/Collection whilst I was pregnant we as a family would have definitely gone ahead. As a grown couple my husband and I have both experienced parents who have been ill. If we had the option of storing cells that could potentially come into play if any illness occurred when they were older, we would jump at the chance. Our children are our lives. For me, they are my future and the most important and cherished little blessings. So today I want to introduce you guys to Cell Storage and the company behind the resources Smart Cells
Stem Cell Storage
Netmums have published an article online which describes the entire process in much more depth and also features a video describing the benefits of storing Stem Cells, how they are taken and what they can be used to treat.
“Stem cells can be used for treatment of certain illnesses, because they’re special cells that can be turned into different types of blood cells.
Currently, the stem cells can be used to treat conditions like leukaemia and lymphoma, but scientists hope to be able to use stem cells for even more treatments in the future.” Netmums
“Stem cells collected from your baby’s umbilical cord at birth can be used to protect your family from over 80 conditions and diseases, including Leukaemia, Anaemia, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Impaired Immune Systems.
Smart Cells was the first company in the UK to release stored stem cells to treat children with life-threatening illnesses, and no one has been involved in more successful transplants than us.” Smart Cells
By watching the video you can see how easy it is to do. Your pack is sent out pre-birth and comes with you to the hospital. Each pack has all that’s needed for the phlebotomist to collect after the delivery. This is then stored for possible later use. Over 35,000 stem cell transplants have taken place globally. The array of illnesses that the Stem Cells can be used to treat are vast and they can be used for research purposes also.
I hope you guys have found this as interesting as I did.
*** The information and video in this post have been provided by Netmums and Smart Cells.