Cells for Life Montreal provides a unique and much needed health service. Cells for Life collects and store blood left in a baby’s umbilical cord and placenta shortly after birth in a cord blood bank. This precious blood can be used at any point during a baby’s lifetime to treat a number of life threatening illnesses and gives life to many people, who would otherwise have no hope.
Cord Blood is used to treat serious diseases like leukemia, cancer, bone and blood diseases. Cord blood is effective in treating these diseases due to the rich stem cell content found in the umbilical cord and placenta expelled from the mother’s womb during the birth process. Parents, siblings and babies can all benefit from this life saving service. Stem cells are remarkable in that they can grow into bone, blood, fat, muscle, liver and the nerve cells.