5 Reasons Why Americord's Lifetime Storage is a Wise Decision
As parents, we constantly strive to make the best decisions for our children’s future. From ensuring their safety to providing them with opportunities, every choice we make plays a crucial role in shaping their lives. When it comes to safeguarding their health, this can become some of the most important decision-making.
At Americord, we believe safeguarding a child’s health begins with newborn stem cell banking. While many parents already understand the importance of cord blood banking, it’s essential to consider the duration of storage. This is where choosing, or upgrading to, Americord’s lifetime storage plan becomes a wise and forward-thinking decision.
In this blog, we will discuss the top 5 reasons that your family should consider banking for a lifetime.
#1 – Extended Protection
Standard cord blood banking typically offers storage for a period of 20 years. While this might seem sufficient, the reality is that advancements in medical research are occurring at an exponential rate. Diseases that were once considered untreatable are now being treated with innovative therapies that harness the power of stem cells.
By choosing lifetime storage, parents can ensure that their child’s cord blood and perinatal tissue samples are preserved for the life of their child, guaranteeing availability for potential future medical advancements. This extended protection provides peace of mind and expands the possibilities for treatment options down the line.
#2 – Enhanced Medical Advancements
The field of regenerative medicine is rapidly evolving, opening up new possibilities for personalized treatments and potential treatment opportunities. In the past 10-20 years, the field of cord blood stem cell research has witnessed remarkable advancements, showcasing the vast potential of these unique cells in revolutionizing healthcare. One notable breakthrough that has garnered significant attention is the successful use of cord blood stem cells in the treatment of cerebral palsy. While this treatment option is still in a clinical trial phase, the future is promising.
Lifetime storage allows parents to secure the ability that their child’s stem cells will be available for any new breakthroughs or emerging therapies that may arise in the future. Researchers are continuously exploring the potential of stem cells in combating diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and more. With potentially life-saving treatments being developed regularly, having a lifetime storage plan increases the chances of accessing these innovative treatments and potentially changing the course of a child’s life.
#3 – Family Health History
Understanding your family’s health history is crucial in assessing potential health risks and making informed decisions for you and your children. As medical knowledge expands, so does our understanding of genetic conditions and hereditary diseases. Lifetime storage guarantees that your child’s cord blood and tissue samples are preserved for generations to come.
This allows for comprehensive analysis and comparison with future family health history, helping healthcare professionals make informed decisions about potential health risks and personalized treatments. Newborn stem cells have the potential to match with siblings, parents, and even grandparents – meaning more possibilities for more family members. It’s an investment that benefits not only your newborn, but also future generations within the family.
#4 – Personalized Therapies
Stem cells derived from cord blood, cord tissue, and placental tissue have shown incredible potential in the field of regenerative medicine. These cells have the unique ability to differentiate into various cell types, offering potential for personalized therapies. Parents can increase the likelihood of utilizing these valuable resources for treatments such as regenerative medicine, immunotherapy, and other cutting-edge therapies by preserving newborn stem cells for life.
As research progresses, the versatility of stem cells may open up even more possibilities for personalized healthcare. By preserving your child’s stem cells for a lifetime, you are providing them with a valuable resource that can be utilized if the need arises.
#5 – Emergency Preparedness
Life is unpredictable, and emergencies can strike without warning. In unforeseen circumstances, such as accidents or sudden illnesses, having a lifetime storage plan can be a valuable asset. It ensures that the child’s cord blood and tissue samples are readily available for potential emergency treatments, which may be critical in certain life-threatening situations.
Choosing lifetime storage provides parents with an additional layer of security for their child’s well-being, knowing that these vital resources are accessible whenever needed. Unfortunately, life happens – while many illnesses can now be detected and predicted with newborn DNA sequencing tests, there is no way to predict it all. This peace of mind can be a critical reason why lifetime storage is the preferred storage option for parents.
Americord Families Can Update Their Storage Plan to Lifetime
Choosing, or upgrading to, Americord’s lifetime storage plan is a wise decision for parents who want to secure their child’s health and well-being now, and in the future. The extended protection, enhanced medical advancements, access to family health history, potential for personalized therapies, and emergency preparedness are all compelling reasons to consider upgrading from a standard 20-year storage plan.
By investing in lifetime storage, parents are ensuring that their child’s cord blood, cord tissue, placental tissue, and exosomes are available for potential breakthroughs and medical treatments that may arise in the future. It’s a proactive step towards a healthier future and a gift that lasts a lifetime.
Take the next step in securing your child’s future by purchasing or upgrading to Americord’s lifetime storage plan. It’s an investment that offers peace of mind, expands treatment options, and provides opportunities for breakthroughs in regenerative medicine. Make the wise decision today and give your child the best possible chance for a healthy and thriving life.
If you are pregnant and are looking for more information about newborn stem cell banking, give one of our Stem Cell Specialists a call (866-503-6005) today!
Americord acknowledges that exosomes are not FDA-approved for use in treatments or products. Americord does not claim exosomes have any current therapeutic benefit. The client understands that they bank their child’s exosomes for use in clinical trials and research which may provide utility in the future. Exosome banking is not available to California residents.
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