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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Lifetime Storage

Choosing to preserve your newborn’s cord blood, cord tissue, placental tissue, and exosomes, is the first step in gaining access to these potentially life-saving stem cells. When it comes to what level of protection you and your family are looking for, you will face the decision of how long to store your child’s stem cells. 

At Americord, similarly to many other cord blood banks, we have two storage options available: 20-year and lifetime storage. But which one should your family choose? Let’s break down some of the top reasons why you may choose to go with the full-protection and bank for life.

1: It’s More Likely Your Little One Will Need Their Stem Cells Later in Life

It’s no surprise that the older we grow, the more health issues we uncover and experience. When a baby is born, it can be hard to imagine the lifelong health encounters they will have. In those precious first moments, babies are soft, sweet, and, most often, the healthiest versions of themselves. 

At age 10, leaping off the playground swings doesn’t phase our bodies, but by the time we’re 40, our bodies start to paint a different picture … “hello knee and back pain.”. These signs of aging are normal. However, there are more serious conditions that can develop as time goes on. 

Preserved stem cells can feel like a blessing later in life. When it comes to health, we all take a gamble – but, what if your little one didn’t need to?

2: The Future of Medicine is Yet to be Discovered, Meaning The Use of Those Stem Cells Will Continue to Advance.

When it comes to the knowledge-base surrounding cord blood banking and what stem cells are/can do, there is still so much we don’t know.

The newness of this topic, and the fact that researchers and scientists are actively studying hundreds of clinical trials using stem cells from biobanking services as treatment, leaves a world of opportunity to be discovered. Science takes time to ensure the reliability of findings and protection of individuals who partake in new treatments. When looking at the last twenty years, there is a lot to celebrate about cord blood banking and the impact it has had thus far.

Right now, there are over 80 medical conditions and diseases that can be treated using cord blood stem cells. In the next 40 years, we imagine science will develop beyond our belief.

3: Family Members, Like Parents, Siblings, or Even Your Child’s Future Children, Can Benefit From Banked Stem Cells.

When making the decision to bank, some families look to other family members as candidates for these potentially life-saving stem cells. For some, a sibling or parent may already be in need prior to the birth of the newborn. In cases like this, banking can seem like an obvious choice for protection and potential treatment. But what about later in life?

Choosing a 20-year storage plan places a time limit on protection, especially when onset of many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and joint pain don’t appear until we are well into adulthood. With Lifetime Storage, you’re securely storing the full healing capabilities of your baby’s stem cells for decades. They may be able to use these stem cells for their health as they grow into their elder years, the health of their own children as they grow into young adulthood, or even your own. 

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Is Your Storage Choice Sufficient?

Families should take their families medical history into account when making life-long health decisions, including the length of stem cell storage. 

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your family have a family history of medical conditions or diseases?
  • Are these medical conditions or diseases treatable with cord blood banking?
  • Are these medical conditions or diseases being studied in newborn stem cell and perinatal tissue clinical trials?

For whatever reason you choose to preserve your newborn’s stem cells, consider what it means to have access for 20-years versus for life. Thinking into the future can be difficult, as much is unknown and health is unpredictable, however protection is simple – how long do you want to feel secure?

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