Umbilical cords are rich in stem cells and can help treat diseases and brain traumas in future years. Many parents are storing stems cells to help protect their family’s future. It’s a costly process, but one that many parents are considering. We look at five organizations who can help you along the way.
Cord Life is the first cord blood bank to be set up in Singapore. There are many reasons you should store stem cells, and Cord Life explains some of them: You get a once-in-a-life time chance to collect cord blood so you have a readily available source if you need it in the future. Research shows that patients have a lower chance of complications in transplants when they receive stem cells from relatives. Some of the most common cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma, are treatable with stem cell transplant.
An experienced cord blood bank and a leader in the local and Asian cord blood storage industry, CRYOLIFE regularly teams up with some of the world’s most prestigious and recognized institutions to research new ways of applying cord blood treatment and stem cell therapy. So if you want to protect your family's future, why not book a consultation today.
CryoLife Asia Pacific, Pte, Ltd., One Marina Boulevard, #28-00, 1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore, +65 9784 9820, www.cryolife.com/international/
CellResearch Corp is the pioneer and global leader in Cord Lining Stem Cells for Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine and Therapy. If you’re considering banking cord blood, why not go that extra mile for your child and close relatives, and make an appointment with CellResearch Corp. After all, your family and your child are your future.
CellResearch Corp, Grace Global Raffles Building, #08-02, 137 Market Street, +65 6444 9968, www.cellresearchcorp.com/
Stem cells stored in family banks can be used for your baby (autologous), or for siblings or any other family member (allogenic), as the chances of an HLA match are much higher compared to cells of unrelated donors. Securing the cryopreserved cord blood of your child ensures peace of mind, as you'll benefit from knowing that there is a potential lifesaving option if unfortunate conditions occur in family members later in life.
Cryovia, Shaw House, #15-01, 350 Orchard Road, Singapore, +65 6737 8482, www.cryoviva.com.sg/index.php
StemCord is an established private cord blood bank that specializes in the collection, processing, storage, and retrieval of cord blood stem cells. When you bank your newborn’s cord blood stem cells with StemCord, rest assured that StemCord will provide you with the highest quality and personalized service every step of the way, through to the future.
Stem Cord, Gleneagles Medical Centre, #02-13, 6 Napier Road, Singapore, +65 6471 2002, www.stemcord.com/