LifebankUSA, owned by Celgene Corporation, is the only cord blood bank processing material for FDA-approved clinical trials using stem cells from placental tissue. They preserve your baby’s placental tissue using the same steps taken for processing stem cells for our FDA-approved clinical trials. No other cord blood company can claim that. Tissue banking is simply one additional layer of protection and peace of mind foryou and your family offered by LifebankUSA. Stem cells in cord blood have transformative potential and have been used to treat over 30,000 patients worldwide. It’s been shown that using a higher number of stem cells in a transplant leads to better engraftment and survival. Did you know that you can preserve significantly MORE of your baby’s stem cells by adding placenta blood banking to your cord blood collection?
The first cord blood stem cell transplant was performed in Paris in 1988. The patient was a 5-year-old boy named Matthew, with Fanconi’s Syndrome—a rare, serious type of anemia.10 The transplant was a success, and Matthew is now a loving husband and father who is doing well today thanks to the wonderful work of the medical pioneers who performed his transplant using his sister’s umbilical cord blood. He has since become a vocal advocate for cord blood banking. Since that first transplant, cord blood stem cell transplants have been used to treat at least 80 different diseases,1 including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, in more than 30,00011 patients worldwide.
If the idea of taking stem cells from your newborn sounds scary, know that it is quite the opposite. The process of collecting the cells from your baby's cord blood is easy and safe. The whole procedure takes about five minutes and is done right after your baby's birth. The cord blood is collected and packaged for shipment to a facility in New Jersey. LifebankUSA now offers you the ability to bank your baby's placenta blood as well. Banking placenta blood in addition to cord blood gives you the ability to preserve significantly more of your baby’s stem cells. These amazing little cells can be used to save the life of a close family member in the future. When it comes to stem cells, more is better because studies show that that transplanting more cells significantly improves success and survival rates.
Your child is being born into a world of extraordinary possibilities that include the enormous potential of stem cell banking. You can make the most of this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity by choosing LifebankUSA and add placenta blood banking to your cord blood collection, for a very real, proven layer of protection for you and your family.