What are the Best Sources of Stem Cells?
The Placenta (Chorion + Decidua), Amniotic Sac and Amniotic Fluid are the best sources of stem cells, in terms of both - quality and quantity.
- Placenta - The outermost membrane around the embryo.
- Amniotic Sac - The bag of fluid inside the uterus where the baby is born.
- Amniotic Fluid - This is the fluid inside the amniotic sac that the developing baby inhales and exhales. It also provides cushioning against the mother's abdomen.
Let us see why…
Stem cells obtained from the Placenta, Amniotic Sac and Amniotic Fluid are Pluripotent - this means they have the properties of Hematopoietic and Mesenchymal cells, and the ability to give rise to ANY tissue, organ or cell.
Pluripotent cells have the potential to differentiate into any of the following three primary groups of cells that form a human being:
- Endoderm - interior stomach lining, gastrointestinal tract, lungs
- Mesoderm - muscle, bone, blood, urogenital
- Ectoderm - epidermal tissues and nervous system
They have the highest count and multiply almost 10 times faster when compared to ANY other source. They also have the capability for treating the maximum number of disorders - far more than all other sources put together.
Completely Safe and Ethical
Unlike embryonic stem cells, these are completely safe and there is NO CHANCE OF TUMOUR FORMATION. They have the least chance of rejection when used in therapy. They are also non-embryonic, hence completely ethical.
Easy to Obtain
Stem cells from these three sources can be obtained easily during the birth of your child - whether it is a normal delivery or a caesarean section.. The procedure is completely non-invasive and can be easily procured along with the cord and cord blood, without any added inconvenience.
It's very efficient and there is no need to have a separate procedure to procure them.
For the Entire Family
These cells can be used for treatment by the baby's siblings, parents or even grandparents (subject to HLA matching).
Don't let them go to waste!
These cells should be the first choice of stem cells to be banked. It can't be emphasized enough that they can ONLY BE PROCURED DURING CHILD BIRTH. Unfortunately, most parent are either uninformed, or fail to realize this and in the process and lose out on the opportunity to bank them.
Procuring these wonderful cells require tremendous pedigree, expertise and research capabilities. This is why most stem cell banks are unable to process them, and thus, don't educate the prospective parents about them. This results in these extraordinary cells being discarded as biological waste.
Advantages and Characteristics of Different Sources of Stem Cells
Though most stem cells can be used for numerous disorders, some are preferred over others while treating specific disorders. Following are the characteristics and advantages of cells procured from all the different sources:
Why bank them with ReeLabs?
ReeLabs was are the first to recognize the potential of stem cells found in the Placenta, Amniotic Sac and Amniotic Fluid. We are the only stem cell bank in India and one of only two in the world to have the ability to process and bank these cells.
If you want to know more about these wonderful sources, please contact us and we will be happy to answer all your queries.