Last year was a busy one for our group’s newborn stem cell labs and storage facilities in North America. A steady stream of families contacted our team, requesting the release of their stored newborn stem cell samples for use in stem cell transplant procedures or regulated experimental protocols in regenerative medicine. We are proud to have provided newborn stem cell preservation to allow these treatment options for families.
Here’s a look back at the samples released in 2022 to show how families who banked with our family banks are using their newborn stem cells.1
17% of samples released were intended for use in a cord blood stem cell transplant, which is a procedure used to treat over 80 medical conditions.2 29 samples released were intended for use in regulated experimental regenerative medicine protocols.
Seventy-seven percent of 2022’s releases were sent to Duke University Medical Center for use by families participating in regenerative medicine research protocols.
Nearly two-thirds of 2022 newborn stem cell samples released were intended for sibling use in a transplant or regenerative medicine research protocol.
Samples ranging in age from two months to ten years old were released. Proper cryostorage ensures that cord blood samples remain viable for many decades.3
Parents choose Cells for Life for peace of mind
Cells for Life has a team dedicated to managing releases’ works. Whenever a Cells for Life family finds themselves in a situation that requires the release of their stored samples, we’re ready to jump into action with the unparalleled resources of the world’s largest family newborn stem cell bank.1
Expecting a child? Have friends or family who are expecting? Enroll with us today or visit our Refer A Friend page to start referring. When someone you refer preserves with Cells for Life, you’ll get a cheque or storage credit — and they’ll receive an exclusive discount when they enroll to store their baby’s stem cells*.
1. Internal data on fle. 2. Mayani, H., Wagner, J.E. & Broxmeyer, H.E. Cord blood research, banking, and transplantation: achievements, challenges, and perspectives. Bone Marrow Transplant 55, 48–61 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41409-019-0546-9. 3. Broxmeyer HE, Lee MR, Hangoc G, et al. Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, generation of induced pluripotent stem cells, and isolation of endothelial progenitors from 21- to 23.5-year cryopreserved cord blood. Blood. 2011;117(18):4773-7. \
* Referral program applies only to existing Cells for Life clients (“Referring Clients”) referring new clients to Cells for Life (“Referred Clients”). Referring Clients must accept the terms of promotion and join Cells for Life before receiving client referral rewards. Referred Client must enroll using the referral link provided by Referring Client or mention Referring Client when enrolling over the phone. Discounts may not be combined with other offers. Full terms and conditions can be found here.