Stem Cells

Life’s building blocks.

Stem Cells can be found in the Umbilical Cord Blood and Umbilical Cord Tissue in their youngest and most potent form. They have great potential to proliferate and support regeneration of different human tissues and are relatively unaffected by diseases and genetic mutations that accumulate throughout a lifetime.

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells are called Haematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs).

Umbilical Cord Tissue Stem Cells contain Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs).

Stem Cells are precious because they have the ability to proliferate and develop into different kinds of cells within the human body. These unique processes of SELF-RENEWAL and SPECIALISATION are what builds and maintains our complex organism. Some of these Stem Cells that remain in our body as a “reserve”, play a key role in REGENERATION in the event of damage and natural ageing of tissues.

Nowadays, an estimated 95% of Cord Blood is discarded after birth.

CryoSave believes that the Cord Blood and Cord Tissue should be saved, either in a family bank or made available for public use or research.

Thanks to thoughtful parents and CryoSave’s high quality cryopreservation, several Stem Cells samples have been used to treat children with:

  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Congenital Immunodeficiency
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
  • Medulloblastoma

What the future holds.

Over 5’400 trials involving Stem Cells with over 600 of these trials using Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells. Clinical trials analyse new medical treatments, checking their safety, efficacy and potentially adverse effects in humans.