The placenta and cord blood are often discarded after birth, but they contain valuable stem cells that can be preserved for future medical use. Placental and cord blood banking allows families to store these cells, which can be used to treat a range of diseases and conditions later in life. From leukemia to sickle cell anemia, stem cells from cord blood have already saved countless lives.
In the episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast below, they discuss placenta and cord blood banking for stem cell use later in life.
Building Anja Health was much more than just a startup idea. For Kathryn, it’s a life mission. Having experienced losing her brother Andrew, who could have been helped with his own cord blood stem cells if they had been saved at birth, she was aware of the promising future for this segment of the healthcare industry from a very young age. Kathryn’s mission is to spread awareness on the use cases of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta and how, by banking these at birth, parents can better prepare themselves for the future of their children.