Safeguarding Future Health: Military Families and Cord Blood Banking


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As military families, we’re used to many elements of our future being out of our control. We learn to roll with the punches in order to get the very most we can out of our crazy, unpredictable lives.

However, even though many of us are comfortable leaving a great deal up to chance, sanity and peace of mind often lies in our ability to balance planning for our future with the unknown.

Many military families channel this desire for safety and preparation by taking extra precaution when planning for their futures and their children’s future. One of the ways more and more people are accomplishing this is through Cord Blood Banking.

Research shows that military families they tend to have more children. So, cord blood banking comes up as a topic frequently among young families.

However, if you’re new to the topic, StemCyte provides good research you might find valuable if you’re considering banking your child’s cord blood.

Most families who choose to keep their child’s cord blood do so as a means of protecting their family’s long-term health.

Umbilical cord blood is an excellent source of stem cells, which are the body’s building blocks for blood, organs, tissue, and the immune system. These cells are genetically unique to each baby. Bank cord blood allows you to preserve a unique biological resource that, research shows, is a ‘self-repair kit’ for your child and other possible family members who may face disease, cancers or other tragedies.

Many people do not know that cord blood can be useful to the whole family. It is proven effective in many current treatments and is suspected to be useful in the future for many more.

According to StemCyte, researchers are currently studying the effects that cord blood stem cells have on spinal cord injury, brain injury, type 1 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and even HIV.

When you choose private cord blood banking, you store your baby‚Äôs stem cells and you’ll forever have a perfect genetic match with your child. Since cord blood can be stored indefinitely, many are recognizing cord blood banking as one of a few important ways families can safeguard future health.

Check with the hospital where you will be giving birth to find out about protocol for harvesting and saving cord blood. StemCyte can help you with this process.

Visit StemCyte for more information and details about ground-breaking research.

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