Each new technology raises many questions. Our goal is to answer all questions about cord blood stem cells and their storage, so that you can make an informed decision about storing your child's cord blood.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are primitive multipotent cells with the potential to self-renew, differentiate and create all types of cells that form the human organism e.g. nerves, bone, muscle, blood tissue. Cord blood also contains hematopoietic stem cells which have the potential to differentiate into:
- Red blood cells: responsible for carrying oxygen to all body cells
- White blood cells: involved in combating infection
- Blood platelets: enhance the coagulation process