Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CORDLIFE Philippines: One Chance, One Choice

CORDLIFE Philippines: One Chance, One Choice. During  the GALACTIC MISSION 7 party!  I was able to listen to The Cordlife team, led by brand manager, Ms. Jonelyn De Belen along with medical and brand experts were able elucidate the participants on the benefits of banking Cord blood.

There is only one opportunity to collect and store the stem cells found in the cord blood and this is only during birth.  CordLife Medical Philippines Inc. and it offers hope to those with history of cancers and other illnesses in the family.  Cord Life is a private cord blood banking facility provides a full suite of cord blood and tissue banking services including the collection, processing, testing, and cryo-preservation of cord blood stem cells and tissue. When I speak of stem cells, I am not referring to  controversial stem cell therapy from sheep or embryos. Cord blood is a rich source of Hematopoietic Stem cells (HSCs) which are responsible for replenishing blood and regenerating the immune system.

The list of stem cell treatable diseases continues to grow at a rapid pace and parents may want to consider saving cord blood stem cells of their baby . As a parent, we want to protect our family. At your baby’s birth, you have the unique opportunity to safeguard the health of the ones you love by storing your newborn child’s cord blood stem cells. Though there is literature on “Why Save Cord Blood?” , it would help if a doctor would explain the importance of stem cell treatment. There are a wide range of diseases that are treatable with stem cells derived from cord blood and other sources of similar type of stem cells (Haematopoietic Stem Cell), like bone marrow and peripheral blood, including stem cell disorders, acute and chronic forms of leukemia, myeloproliferative disorders, and many more.

Here are 4 Important Reasons to Save Cord Blood

1. Cord Blood Banking is a Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity to Protect Your Family's Long-Term Health

Your baby’s umbilical cord blood is a rich source of special blood cells called stem cells. These cells are the body’s building blocks for blood, organs, tissue, and the immune system and are genetically unique to each baby. When you bank your baby’s cord blood, you preserve a unique biological resource that is like a ‘self-repair kit’ for your child and other possible family members. 
A growing number of families everyday are choosing to bank their babies’ umbilical cord blood as a potential cure for dozens of cancers, blood disorders, immune and genetic diseases. This is especially true for families that have a history of disease. Cordlfe offers many options to help families just like yours afford to save this precious resource.
There are many decisions to make during your pregnancy as well as preparation for the newest addition. Saving your baby's stem cells should be one of them. Cord blood can only be collected in the first few minutes after birth, so you must make this decision by your 3rd trimester, if not sooner, so that you have your collection kit with you to bring to the hospital. In some instances, you can get a collection kit when you arrive at the hospital. Not all hospitals have this option, so you really should enroll sooner, if possible.

2. Cord Blood Stem Cells Hold the Power to Cure Today

Cord blood provides a rich source of stem cells for use in many situations where bone marrow is considered today. Cord blood stem cells are used in disease treatment to fight over 80 diseases including many forms of malignancies such as leukemia, autoimmune diseases, lupus, and inheritable diseases such as sickle cell anemia.
Doctors have increasingly turned to cord blood stem cells as a life-saving alternative to bone marrow transplants. There is a lower probability of graft vs. host disease (GVHD) and a greater likelihood of finding an appropriate tissue type match because the match does not need to be as exact as for bone marrow.
Stem cell research is exploring new applications for treatment every day. This research may prove effective in the future treatment of many common diseases and injuries that plague today’s society, including spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, diabetes, and HIV.

3. Cord Blood Stem Cells are Genetically Unique

Your baby's cord blood cells are a perfect match for your baby, should he or she ever need a stem cell transplant. In technical terms, it is a perfect 6 out of 6 HLA tissue type match, ideal for transplantation. Your baby's stem cells have a 50% chance of being a match for a sibling. Cord blood stem cells may also be a match for a parent.

4. Bank on the Future of Emerging Research

With successful transplants and breakthroughs in stem cell research occurring every day, more and more expectant parents have chosen to bank their newborn’s cord blood.
Previous odds someone in your family needed a transplant were 1 in 2700. Just a few years later those odds increased to 1 in 400. These odds however, do not include emerging therapies.

Stem cells are currently being used to treat cancers and blood diseases, metabolic disorders, immunodeficiency diseases and more. Research now says stem cells may also be used to treat autism, diabetes and heart diseases. They're also looking at treating HIV, autoimmune disorders, and brain and neurological disorders like Parkinsons and Alzheimers and spinal cord injury, brain injury, type 1 diabetes, stroke, heart disease,. Even aging! We may stop aging!!! This last one sounds like sci-fi but It's very exciting!

Researchers are already studying the effects that cord blood stem cell. As stem cell science advances, the importance of saving these cells increases exponentially.

Private cord blood banking enables you to store your baby’s stem cells for a guaranteed perfect genetic match with your child. Since cord blood can be stored indefinitely at this point, private cord blood banking is both a safeguard against diseases treatable today and a real hope for more treatment possibilities tomorrow.

Cordlife alone offers expert cord blood banking services and as a group, has released a total of 35 cord blood units to date. 

For more information, email info@ph.cordlife.com or visit www.cordlife.ph . 


Michi said...

I've read this before when I was pregnant. It is really nice to have this but we have no budget at that time.

Cym Marzan said...

I did consider this before. I do agree that it will be beneficial, especially when the family has a history of diseases. But, for my hubby and I, the fees were expensive.

Melgie Campbell said...

This is simply fantastic idea. I wish I get a chance to save my kids cord. Thank you for this informative post Sis. I learned more cord life Philippines.

Nilyn_ECM said...

I knew about saving the cord blood for future use via my job. I don't know very much though, was just reading a few articles about it. It sounds really good and interesting, I'm just not sure how much it costs.

Anna Plaida said...

I want to have this one alos, but its expensive kasi.

Elizabeth O. said...

I really think this is an amazing idea and that people should look into it more. It has a lot of benefits and it's going to help the family for sure.

Kristine Gavilano said...

This is a great breakthrough that parents should consider.

Dominique Goh said...

I've heard about cordlife but haven't use it for any of my kids as it is too expensive to maintain.