Benefits of Stem Cell Storage

The use of a patient's own stem cells for the treatment of age-related disease is expanding. Stem cell treatments in animals suggest that they may have the potential to increase lifespan as well.

However, as we age, our stem cells decline in number and quality. Preserving your own stem cells today for future reintroduction may help you live a healthier, longer life.

 

How Do Stem Cells Age?

Like the car you drive, your stem cells accumulate wear and tear over time. Storing your young stem cells now can ensure they remain undamaged even as the years pass.

DNA Damage

Each time a stem cell divides, DNA may be damaged as it is replicated and split between the two new cells. Older stem cells have not only gone through more divisions, but they produce less helicase proteins that protect DNA from damage during the replication process.


Mitochondrial Damage

Mitochondria produce ATP, which is used by the cell for energy. However, the process of producing ATP involves reactive oxygen species, that damage the mitochondria over time. Damaged mitochondria produce less ATP, and provide less energy to older stem cells.


Telomere Shortening

The ends of DNA are capped with repeating regions called telomeres that protect the coding region of DNA from damage during division. Over time, the telomeres of stem cells grow shorter, and as a result, the risk of DNA damage with each cell division grows.


Senescence

In response to accumulating damage to their DNA and organelles, stem cells produce tumor suppressor proteins that instruct the cell to cease dividing. This important safety mechanism, which prevents stem cells from becoming tumors, leads to the loss of stem cells with age.

 

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Pricing for stem cell collection varies by market.

Annual Storage Plan

This option includes a one-time payment for stem cell collection, and a fee of $250 per year for storage.
+ One-time collection payment
+ $250 in yearly storage fees
+ FDA-compliant biorepository

Lifetime Storage PlanPOPULAR

A one-time payment includes stem cell collection, and free lifetime storage.
+ One-time payment
+ Lifetime storage
+ FDA-compliant biorepository

 

Financing is available via United Medical Credit.
Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account cards accepted.
Lifetime Storage payment may be made in BTC.