Why Bank Stem Cells?
You plan for your child's education, plan for their healthcare, too. From teaching healthy eating habits to instilling strong values, you already do so much to prepare your child for a happy and healthy life. Banking stem cells may not be as obvious as saving for college, but it could mean just as much to your child’s future well-being and quality of life. For decades, doctors have harnessed the unique ability of stem cells to treat cancer and genetic blood diseases using therapies such as bone marrow transplants which is a type of stem cell therapy. Today, more than 1,700 clinical studies are under way, demonstrating the use of stem cells to treat diseases, to heal injuries, and to grow replacement tissues like tendons, muscles, and blood vessels. This exploding field of research holds the promise that your child, utilizing a toolkit of their own stem cells, will live a life of unprecedented wellness extended by decades. Banking today means your child has the potential to benefit from the advanced therapies of tomorrow.
These teeth are going to come out, so why discard them when you can bank them?
There are many reasons why teeth are a great source of stem cells for banking. The most obvious one is that it’s easy to collect a baby tooth that’s naturally falling out or a wisdom tooth being extracted. More importantly, the dental pulp in your child’s baby and wisdom teeth is an excellent source of mesenchymal stem cells, one of the most well-understood, widely researched and promising types of stem cells. Plus, it appears that the younger cells are when banked, the more potent their power later on. Which makes sense: why else would a seven year old heal so much faster than a seventy year old?