Stem cells are often viewed as being the next advancement in medicine. Stem cells not only have the potential to replace damaged or defective cells but could also rescue and repair them. Stem cells, particularly from umbilical cord blood, are used to treat numerous blood-related diseases. There have been many studies on these types of stem cells. Unfortunately, there are several ethical and scientific issues surrounding not only the usage of umbilical cord stem cells but also embryonic and fetal stem cells as well. At Arizona Stem Cell Therapy Clinic by Align Medical, we focus on the benefits of using stem cells from the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid.
According the Journal of Perinatal Education, Umbilical cord blood has more than 10 times the about of stem cells compared to adult bone marrow. Cord blood, which was once thought of as a waste product, is being saved. Today, umbilical cord blood banks are extremely popular, and parents are using these types of places of save the umbilical cord blood so that their child can be able to use it in the future. Cord blood stem cells are younger and more flexible compared to adult stem cells and when they are preserved, this process keeps the cells from aging and being exposed to diseases that can disrupt their benefits.