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Is it worth storing the stem cells from the placenta of your child for future medical use?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

The science of cord blood usage is still very investigational.
The chances of an individual using their cord blood in the future is very slim, and it is not cost effective to do so. Public cord blood banking makes more sense. There is no cost involved to the individual, and the chances that it will be used by someone else is much higher.

In brief: Depends

The science of cord blood usage is still very investigational.
The chances of an individual using their cord blood in the future is very slim, and it is not cost effective to do so. Public cord blood banking makes more sense. There is no cost involved to the individual, and the chances that it will be used by someone else is much higher.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Too early to know

Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally.
Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now.

In brief: Too early to know

Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally.
Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Latest evidence favors the use of "immunologically naive" stem cells derived from cord blood over adult-source cells for transplants to other people. It should not matter for autologous (own cells) transplants.
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