When an adult receives stem cell therapy from other clinics, they must provide their own stem cells through an invasive procedure. With donated cord blood, however, our stem cell units are readily available as soon as the patient is ready to receive treatment.
Some myths about stem cell therapy and stem cell research suggest it is an unethical practice. We want our patients to understand that we only use donated stem cells from Cord Blood that have been safely and ethically sourced by our parent company Cord Blood Center Group.
The safe collection of cord blood
After a baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut, separating the mother from her child. This is a quick, painless process that every child has experienced in the moments following birth.
In the past, the umbilical cord was categorized as medical waste and tossed out. Today, we recognize cord blood as a valuable resource and make an effort to preserve it. New parents now have the option to privately store their child’s cord blood, donate it to a public bank for someone in need, or have it thrown away.
If parents choose to have the cord blood collected, the collection process starts after the umbilical cord is cut. A needle is inserted into the umbilical cord to collect the remaining blood. The Cord Blood is stored in a medically safe bag, and a portion of the umbilical cord is placed in a collection jar for testing. That’s it.
Cord Blood that has been donated to Cord Blood Center Group undergoes a series of tests to ensure it meets the company’s high expectations. CBCG only accepts the purest and most pristine Cord Blood units into their public bank, so our patients can be sure they are receiving the best.
Stem cells from Cord Blood are so pure that they are 300,000 times less likely to be contaminated than adult sourced stem cells. In fact, Cord Blood may be considered one of the most pristine forms of stem cells and offer the most benefits for stroke patients seeking treatment.
If you or someone you love have suffered a recent ischemic stroke and want to learn more about CBC Health’s recovery treatment, visit us online or call us today (855) 426-4623.