Cord Blood Banking Payment, Fees, and Charges in 2017. How much would you have to pay if you want to store your baby’s cord blood in a cord blood bank or storage center? In our post on Texas Stem Cell cord blood storage, we mentioned that Texas Stem Cell or TSC charges a one-time fee of anywhere from $1,600 to $4,500.
What about other cord blood banking services, how much do they charge? Back in 2010, private cord storage initial fees ranged from $2,000 to $3,000 according to ABC News. In addition, aside from said initial fee, you gotta pay an additional fee of around $100 per year for storage.
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Texas Stem Cell Cord Blood Banking. If you are looking for a place to store to store your newborn’s umbilical cord blood, vessel tissue, and placenta you might want to check out the Texas Stem Cell in west Houston in Texas.
How much would you have to pay for the storage services? According to the Houston Chronicle, the cost for private storage is between $1,600 to $4,500.
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Stem Cell for Heart Disease: Will Synthetic Stem Cells Be Effective? Will synthetic stem cells be the answer to heart disease? A research project by Dr. Ke Cheng of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) suggests that going synthetic just might be an effective treatment for damaged heart cells.
So what exactly is this synthetic stem cell? According to a recent NCSU press release, it is called cell-mimicking microparticle (CMMP). It is fabricated by combining poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) or PLGA with growth factor proteins harvested from cultured human cardiac stem cells.
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HSCT For MS: Good or Bad? Effective or Not? Earlier, we posted about a British mom who underwent stem cell MS treatment in Mexico and whose condition improved after her treatment procedure. Specifically, her treatment is called haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation or HSCT.
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Stem Cell MS Treatment Brings Hope to British Mother. In an earlier post on Stem Cells for MS, we mentioned that stem cell treatment has proven effective on mice during clinical trials.
Medical researchers are still discerning whether stem cell MS treatment works on human patients but anecdotal stories provide hope that it does.
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Stem Cell for MS or Multiple Sclerosis: Does it Work? Can stem cells be used to treat multiple sclerosis? We’re not there yet but researchers like Dr. Tom Lane, an immunologist at the University of Utah, are coming up with results which suggest that a stem cell treatment for MS is not too far away.
Although the results so far are very promising, you should not throw caution to the wind paying thousands of dollars to a “medical entrepreneur” who uses legitimate research like this to claim that s/he can cure MS with stem cells. There are tons of shady people out there making such claims.
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