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Stem Cell collection and storage

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Does anyone knows what are the current options for free collection and storage of stem cells?

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Re: Stem Cell collection and storage

It's a huge scam industry. Try to donate them to the public hospitals for free otherwise don't spend a fortune on the private clinics.

Chances of using it on your own kid are close to 0 because any disease is already present in the cord as well and 25% for a sibling. This doesn't look so good, like a scam that plays on parents' fears.

The only viable scenario is if your fist child is healthy and your second child is not, then there's a 25% or less chance it can use the cord blood from the first child.

They bank on the future, that they could come up with ways to treat more diseases and not just blood ones. But current research shows that is a very long shot.

https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my...d-controversy/

"In fact, the shocking truth is that the majority of all cord blood stored in private banks may be unusable. Approximately 75 percent of the units donated to public banks are discarded or used in research because they don't contain enough stem cells for transplants

And as Victor and Tracey Dones learned, a child's own cord blood can't always be used to treat him, even when he's young. "Childhood leukemia is one of the diseases private banks like to play up, but most kids with leukemia are cured with chemotherapy alone. If a transplant is needed, we wouldn't use a child's tainted cord blood," Dr. Kurtzberg says."

And another article saying it's a scam: https://obdoctormom.com/2018/06/10/i...n-baby-a-scam/
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Re: Stem Cell collection and storage

Sure, I understand that opinion, but if we want to donate them, whom should we contact?
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Ask your obgyn, only the University hospitals in Bern, Basel and Geneva accept them unfortunately.
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