Placenta Banking Benefits

We are pleased to announce that AlphaCord is now storing more newborn stem cells than ever before. In addition to cord blood and cord tissue banking, AlphaCord has begun placenta tissue banking to preserve the powerful stem cells from the placenta.

About The Placenta The placenta is an organ formed in the mother during pregnancy. It is part of the interconnecting link and life-support system between the baby and mother. It is the vehicle through which oxygen and nutrients come into the baby, and waste and bacteria go out. Research supports that the stem cells found within a placenta have multiple benefits– including the power to treat joint and ligament injuries and metabolic disorders– which is why many parents choose placenta tissue banking.

Placental Stem Cells Placentas contain a rich concentration of unique stem cells. These specific cells are undifferentiated and in immature stages of development. This means they are more likely to acclimate to the new bloodstream post-transplant and begin performing their intended functions. And they are less likely to raise a negative graft-versus-host response, also known as post-transplant complications due to a rejection of the transplanted cells. In summation, placenta tissue is rich in stem cells and lacking in the likelihood of being rejected from the body post-transplant: two highly useful attributes that contribute to placenta banking benefits.

Regenerative Medicine An additional component we’re seeing in the placenta is a heavy presence of a specific type of stem cell known as Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs). Regenerative medicine research with MSCs is being tested to find cures for: Crohn's disease, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, heart failure, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig disease), and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Placenta Banking Means More Stem Cells The benefit of having more stem cells available makes it possible for multiple treatments for your child or family member should they need it. This precious resource is only available at the time of birth. Give your family every advantage. Speak with an AlphaCord newborn stem specialist today to learn more: 404-315.6500

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