Having a baby? Congratulations! You’ve already probably heard a bit about cord blood and stem cell banking. It’s an exciting technology, but you need solid facts to make a decision whether it’s right for you.
Here are some of the most fascinating things about this amazing technology. Is it right for you? Read on so you can make your own choice.
2Cord tissue can grow into many kinds of body tissue.
People often think just of cord blood when they think of stem cell banking, but there’s also cord tissue and placenta to consider. Cord tissue cells, for example, can transform into many types of cells and tissues, including organs, muscles, skin and bone. When your body can’t regenerate tissue, stem cells just might be able to.