STEM CELLS ARE UNIQUE CELLS BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO GENERATE NEW CELLS OF ALMOST ANY KIND.
Stem cells start off as unspecialised cells but given the right chemical and genetic signals can divide to form more specialised cells of different size, shape and function , eventually giving rise to highly specialised cells.
These can then serve as a repair and maintenance system for other body, blood and immune system cells by multiplying and transforming in to bone, blood, tissue and organ cells when they are required to. At Smart Cells we store stem cells found in the umbilical cord blood and tissue. These potent cells find their way to injured cells and tissue in the body and begin to replace them.
WHAT ARE CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS USED FOR?
A cord blood stem cell transplant can be used to replace diseased cells with healthy new cells, and rebuild an individual’s blood and immune system. More recently, cord blood stem cells have been shown to be able to form other tissues in the body such as nerve and bone cells.
Cord blood stem cells have considerable potential in regenerative medicine. Research has shown that these cells are capable of developing into a range of cell types such as nerve, bone, skin, heart and liver cells to name a few. More recently they have also been shown to have the ability to stimulate the body’s own repair systems.
These exciting developments have already translated into early clinical treatment of ischemic heart disease and some neurological conditions. The future of regenerative medicine holds much promise and cord blood is likely to play a major part in this advancement in our ability to treat human disease
Smartcell Company says;
UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING WITH THE UK’S LEADING STEM CELL COMPANY
At Smart Cells we don’t mind admitting that we haven’t stored the most samples, we haven’t acquired unnecessary accreditations or licences and we might not always be the first choice for every customer.
However, you are taking a pioneering decision to store your baby’s stem cells and potentially secure their wellbeing. For this reason we are proud to be the first company in the UK to offer this service. Our focus is you, the customer, and we are the only company to provide you with a comparison table that doesn’t just favour ourselves.
We don’t need gimmicks or fancy phrases. We take a unique view of comparisons and think it is best to be open and honest about the information we provide to you.