Why Bank

Why Bank

  • Stem cells derived from the cord blood and cord tissue are the youngest, adult stem cells available to your child
  • There are over 7,900 clinical trials and other current uses within the regenerative medicine industry using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), proving that banking your youngest MSCs can be your best health policy

Adult stem cells, which refer to non-embryonic derived stem cells, are multipotent and have the ability to self-replicate or differentiate into many different cell types such as bone, cartilage, muscle, neural tissue, blood vessels and more. Due to these unique regenerative properties, stem cells have prompted ample attention and dedication from researchers, scientists, and physicians across multiple disciplines including but not limited to orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, urology, ophthalmology, immunology, and many others.

As the ancient Chinese proverb goes, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” It is better to start sooner rather than later when planning for the future. The wear and tear we put on our bodies from daily activity, injury, and disease, causes all the cells in our body to age. As cells age, they decrease in function, and some become senescent and die.  Under ideal conditions, they can be replaced or repaired by a stem cell and continue to maintain normal function. However, if they die without repair or replacement, they cause a decrease in function for the organ or tissue involved.  Sometimes, injured cells are repaired with our white blood cells and can end up as scar tissue. That might be good to hold a wound together, but not very helpful if the scar was a substitute for heart muscle or nerve tissue.

Stem cells that make it into our circulation replicate in the bone marrow.  This gives them the ability to replace many cells throughout our lifetime, but as stem cells replicate, they age too. The replication process of a cell causes its protective DNA endcaps, called telomeres, to shorten. Telomere shortening is associated with age related conditions like osteoarthritis, impaired immune function, and susceptibility to cancer.

VitalCells isolates your child’s healthy and youngest, viable stem cells and stores them at their peak, for use in the future. These stem cells are isolated from the umbilical cord blood and tissue. At VitalCells, we cryogenically preserve these cells in our cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice), FDA registered lab for your child, until requested for use.  As medical research and clinical trials progress, having stored your child’s stem cells now, could be the most important medical investment you can make for your child.

Dr. Sabrina Solt

Licensed naturopathic medical doctor in Scottsdale, AZ. She is the owner and founder of Stem Cell Therapy Professionals

"I've been practicing regenerative medicine since 2013, with a heavy focus on stem cell therapy that began in 2016. In that time, I've had the privilege of treating thousands of patients and learning so much about the power of stem cells, both scientifically and clinically. One of the things I learned was just how much was lacking in the cord blood industry - from both a newborn banking and clinical application perspective. At the time of writing this, I am pregnant with my third child and had never previously opted to bank cord blood with either of my two babies, despite my knowledge of how powerful stem cells are. This was because of two main reasons: 1) No bank could ever tell me exactly how many stem cells we would have access to, and 2) No bank could guarantee I'd ever actually be able to easily access them. VitalCells corrects for both of those by not only guaranteeing live cell count, but by ensuring cells are available for use at any point in time with a simple request. No hoops to jump through, no guessing what is actually in the sample, just integrity and quality. There is no other bank I'd trust with my child's cells. I'm only mad they weren't available for my first two!"