What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are the “building blocks of life”

Functions:

  • Stem cells have the ability to create all tissues, organs, and systems in the body
  • Stem Cells may also repair or replace damaged cells

Sources of Stem Cells:

  • Embryonic stem cells
  • Umbilical cord blood
  • Peripheral blood cells
  • Bone marrow

Future Potential

  • Treat 80 life-threatening diseases with cord blood stem cells (HPC)
  • Potential to regenerate damaged tissues and organs by stimulating the body to heal itself (MSC)