Young stem cells are always the most capable. That is why fractures or wounds of children heal much faster than those of older people. The older a person becomes the less viable are their stem cells. This means that our self-healing abilities become diminished too.
Recent research shows that certain age-related diseases like arteriosclerosis occur only when the stem cells have become too old. They divide less or not at all and are therefore no longer able to stimulate repair and regeneration processes. The effect: Injuries do not heal as quickly, tissue is not replaced, e.g. new nerve cells in case of dementia. All these reasons speak in favor of preferably using young and agile stem cells.
The collected stem cells remain intact, because the aging processes in the cells are disrupted at minus 180 degrees Celsius. After thawing, the stem cells are still young and divide at a fast rate – even decades after the collection. A stem cell deposit is therefore available for therapeutic purposes even at old age.
Cord blood stem cells yield another advantage: In contrast to stem cells that are extracted later in life (e.g. from bone marrow), they are not yet damaged by diseases and mutations.
The properties of neonatal stem cells – as stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue are also called – speak for themselves. It is therefore important to secure stem cells as early as possible. The best solution is storing them right after the birth.
Stem cells from umbilical cord blood
„There are few things in life that can not be changed. To collect your child’s stem cells at the birth is one of them. I view it as a unique opportunity, and you better grasp it”
(Birgit Thalwitzer, who has stem cell deposits from both her children)
The collection of umbilical cord blood is uncomplicated and entirely without risk for mother and child. When the umbilical cord has been cut, the stem cells are collected by puncturing the vein. You will rarely even notice the collection by the trained midwifes.
Setting up a stem cell deposit for your child means starting a lifelong partnership with us. Should the stem cells need to be applied in the future, you can rely on our experience.
Your child’s stem cell deposit will be durable for life thanks to the procedures and materials developed specifically by Vita 34. The umbilical cord blood is thus available in top-quality even decades after it was collected.