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It’s not something you want

to think about, but it’s something

you want to prepare for.

References

1. National Cancer Institute. (2014). Leukemia. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.

gov/cancertopics/types/leukemia 2. National Cancer Institute. (2013, December 2).

A snapshot of lymphoma. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/ snapshot/lymphoma 3. Genetic Home Reference. (2012, August). Sickle cell

disease. Retrieved from http://www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/sickle-cell-disease.

4. National Cancer Institute. (2013). What you need to know about multiple myeloma.

Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/myeloma/page1.

5. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (2014, February). Primary Immune

Deficiency Diseases. Retrieved from http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunedeficiency/ Pages/Default.aspx. 6. Genetic Home Reference. (2014, April). Alpha Thalassemia.

Retrieved from http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunedeficiency/Pages/Default. aspx. 7. National Diabetes Education Program. The Facts About Diabetes: A Leading

Cause of Death in the U.S. Retrieved from http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes-facts.

8. National Institute of Health. (2014, March). Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s

Disease. Retrieved from http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/home-safety-people-alzheimers-disease/what-alzheimer-disease. 9. National Institute of Neurological

Disorders and Stroke. (2014, May). Parkinson’s Disease: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/detail_parkinsons_disease. htm. 10. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2014, May). Cerebral Palsy:

Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_ palsy/detail_cerebral_palsy.htm. 11. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

(2014, April). Spinal Cord Injury: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds. nih.gov/disorders/sci/detail_sci.htm. 12. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and

Stroke. (2014, April). Stroke: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds. nih.gov/disorders/stroke/detail_stroke.html. 13. National Institute of Neurological Disorders

and Stroke. (2014, April). Muscular Dystrophy: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/detail_md.htm.

Bank with confidence.

If your child’s cord blood stem cells fail to engraft, StemCyte™ will refund all service fees, an additional $50,000, and provide a replacement sample from our donor bank.

To enroll, call 866.389.4659 to speak

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What makes stem cells so different?

Stem cells are different from other

cells in the body in three main ways:

Stem cells are unspecialized

They have not developed into cells that perform a specific function.

Stem cells can differentiate

They can divide and produce cells that have the potential to become other more specific cell types, tissues, or organs. These new cells and tissues are used to repair or replace damaged or diseased cells in the body.

Stem cells are capable of self-renewal

Stem cells are able to divide and produce copies of themselves, which leads to self-renewal. Once a cell has become specialized (has differentiated) to a particular tissue or organ, it has a very limited capacity to self-renew (produce new stem cells), but instead it produces only cells relevant to that organ.

Cord blood stem cells hold

the power to cure

Cord blood provides a rich source of stem cells for use in many situations where bone marrow is used today. StemCyte™ is the leader in cord blood banking.

StemCyte™ has extensive experience providing cord blood units for transplants in children and adults with life-threatening diseases.

Take the

once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

to protect your child’s

long-term health

Cord blood provides a rich source of stem cells. To date, more than 80 diseases have been successfully treated with stem cells.

You have only one opportunity to save your child’s cord blood. Choosing the right cord blood bank can make the difference.

Why Bank

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StemCyte™ CBR ViaCord Units Provided for Transplants 2,000 246 210 FACT Accreditation Yes No No AABB

Accreditation Yes Yes Yes

BBB

Accreditation Yes Yes Yes

FDA

Registered Yes Yes Yes

Accreditations

Accreditation agencies and registries have recognized StemCyte™ for its dedication to higher standards and patient care. StemCyte™ is one of the few private cord blood banks that is

both FACT and AABB accredited.

• FACT (Foundation for the

Accreditation of Cellular Therapy): The StemCyte™ US facility has maintained accreditation by FACT since 2006.

• AABB (formerly known as

the American Association of Blood Banks): StemCyte™ has maintained accreditation by AABB since 2002.

• BBB (Better Business Bureau):

StemCyte™ has been an accredited business since 2010.

$50,000 LifeSaver Guarantee backed by our public bank inventory

Through our unique LifeSaver Guarantee, you can be confident that your cord blood is backed by one of the world’s largest and most diverse inventories of cord blood units donated for public use.

Why StemCyte

Exceptional cell processing

Our MaxCell™ processing method is a patented and proprietary process, offered only by StemCyte™. The process removes only the plasma and recovers a higher number of stem cells, compared to other methods. MaxCell™ processing saves more of your baby’s cord blood stem cells.

Extensive transplant experience

StemCyte™ has extensive experience providing cord blood units for transplants in children and adults with life-threatening diseases, but only StemCyte™ cord blood units have been used in almost 2,000 transplants to date, across 300 transplant centers.

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What makes cord tissue lining

stem cells special?

• Cord tissue lining contains high numbers of epithelial and mesenchymal stem cells.

• Cord tissue lining is easily expanded, meaning that it is relatively easy to grow in culture to increase the total number of cells.

• Use of tissue cells

− Epithelial stem cells can

differentiate into cells that make up the organs, including the skin, eyes, inner ear, liver, and pancreas. − Mesenchymal stem cells can

differentiate into bone cartilage, muscle, heart, fat, and nerve cells.

Stem cells save lives.

Blood vessel repair Bone repair Brain repair Cardiac repair

Cornea repair

Hearing loss treatment Liver repair

Skin repair

Potential regenerative medicine

applications of cord blood stem

cells in the future (lab research

in progress)

Alzheimer’s disease Autism Cerebral palsy Diabetes Heart disease Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Peripheral vascular disease

Spinal cord injury Stroke

Diseases potentially treated with

cord blood stem cells in the future

(clinical trials in progress)

Diseases currently treated with

cord blood stem cells

Immune deficiency diseases

Leukemia Lymphoma

Multiple myeloma Sickle cell anemia Thalassemia

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References

1. National Cancer Institute. (2014). Leukemia. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.

gov/cancertopics/types/leukemia 2. National Cancer Institute. (2013, December 2).

A snapshot of lymphoma. Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/ snapshot/lymphoma 3. Genetic Home Reference. (2012, August). Sickle cell

disease. Retrieved from http://www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/sickle-cell-disease.

4. National Cancer Institute. (2013). What you need to know about multiple myeloma.

Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/myeloma/page1.

5. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (2014, February). Primary Immune

Deficiency Diseases. Retrieved from http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunedeficiency/ Pages/Default.aspx. 6. Genetic Home Reference. (2014, April). Alpha Thalassemia.

Retrieved from http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunedeficiency/Pages/Default. aspx. 7. National Diabetes Education Program. The Facts About Diabetes: A Leading

Cause of Death in the U.S. Retrieved from http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes-facts.

8. National Institute of Health. (2014, March). Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s

Disease. Retrieved from http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/home-safety-people-alzheimers-disease/what-alzheimer-disease. 9. National Institute of Neurological

Disorders and Stroke. (2014, May). Parkinson’s Disease: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/detail_parkinsons_disease. htm. 10. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2014, May). Cerebral Palsy:

Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_ palsy/detail_cerebral_palsy.htm. 11. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

(2014, April). Spinal Cord Injury: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds. nih.gov/disorders/sci/detail_sci.htm. 12. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and

Stroke. (2014, April). Stroke: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds. nih.gov/disorders/stroke/detail_stroke.html. 13. National Institute of Neurological Disorders

and Stroke. (2014, April). Muscular Dystrophy: Hope Through Research. Retrieved from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/detail_md.htm.

Bank with confidence.

If your child’s cord blood stem cells fail to engraft, StemCyte™ will refund all service fees, an additional $50,000, and provide a replacement sample from our donor bank.

To enroll, call 866.389.4659 to speak

with a cord blood banking advisor or visit our website at www.stemcyte.com.

Call your local StemCyte™ representative

for the latest specials.

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