Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking
Cord blood provides a rich source of stem cells that have been used in the treatment of several cancers, blood disorders and immune deficiencies for over 20 years.
The stem cells extracted from cord tissue are being studied for their ability to regenerate bone, cartilage, tendons and neurons. Cryosite’s scientists have developed a method to extract and store these valuable cells for the potential uses they offer in the future.
Saving both cord blood and cord tissue stem cells allows your family the best opportunity to access both current and future therapies.
Your Banking Options
You can choose to either bank your baby's cord blood and tissue in a private family bank for the treatment of your child or another compatible family member, or you can donate it to a public bank. Public donations are accepted at several hospitals in Australia.
Family and public banks are both licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Publically donated cord blood is not available for your child’s use, and public banks do not bank cord tissue.
Learn more about public vs private cord blood banking here
How to Choose a Family Bank
Choosing the right family cord blood and tissue bank is critical. Not all banks may offer the same expertise or long term security. The viability of banked cord blood and cord tissue stem cells, and their availability for potentially life saving uses, is largely dependent on two key considerations:
The experience of the cryopreservation scientist that parents entrust their baby’s cord blood cells to.
The financial security of the company they choose to bank with.
The expertise and financial stability of a cord bank are critical factors in ensuring your baby’s cells are in safe hands today, and will be there when you need them in the future.
As the pioneer of family cord blood and tissue banking in Australia, you can be sure your baby's cord blood and tissue is banked to the highest standard. To read more about why Cryosite are the industry experts in stem cell banking visit Why Bank With Cryosite.