Cord Blood Banking
The stem cells that remain in the umbilical cord blood and tissue are extracted and cryo-preserved for the potential future benefit to the family. The materials are collected after the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, making the process a no-risk, completely painless procedure for both the mother and the baby. The stem cells collected have been shown to be advantageous over other sources of stem cells and are currently utilized in the treatment of more than 80 diseases including cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. New clinical trials are also exploring the benefits stem cells may provide to persons with cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, diabetes and even some sports-related injuries.
ICEA partners with Cryo-Cell International
Founded in 1989, Cryo-Cell International distinguished itself as the world’s first cord blood bank to separate and store stem cells. Today, over 500,000 parents from 87 countries store their babies’ stem cells at Cryo-Cell.
A relationship between ICEA and Cryo-Cell was formed due to the shared philosophy of supporting those health care providers, educators, and families who believe in freedom to choose alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.
As ICEA continues to act as a resource organization for dissemination of information about childbirth, breastfeeding and family-centered maternity care, we are proud to have Cryo-Cell provide the most “up-to-date information regarding umbilical cord blood and tissue banking as well as stem cell therapies to make you a knowledgeable resource.“
Learn more about the benefits and support provided by Cryo-Cell to cord blood banking educators.