When someone says once-in-a-lifetime, most people will think about crazy activities they might just do once they are retired. Activities like bungee jumping and skydiving or eating exotic foods are a few examples I can state. Some people even consider travelling to a remote place a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Image from Shutterstock However, these experiences are events that you might probably experience again, but maybe later on in life. There are incidences in this life that you know will only happen once to all humans. And one of them is using your baby\u2019s umbilical cord as biological insurance. Wait, what is biological insurance? Glad you asked! Like every other type of insurance, it protects you in case something unfortunate happens. Take buying travel insurance as an example. If you are travelling out of the country, you would want to ensure that you have got car insurance, so it will cover you just in case an accident happens. It is the same with biological insurance; just that you have to preserve the stem cells first so it can be used in the future if needed. So, the umbilical cord is paramount in biological insurance because it has precious stem cells. What are stem cells? They are cells with the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body. They serve as a repair system for the body. There are three main sources of stem cells: \tEmbryo \u2013 unethical and prohibited in various countries \tUmbilical cord \u2013 ethical and allowed in all countries \tAdult tissue \u2013 ethical and allowed in all countries Why source from the baby\u2019s umbilical cord? Image from Freepik Well, would you like to get the stem cells from embryonic stem cells? Taking embryonic stem cells is not as ethical as the early embryo has to be destroyed. This means destroying a potential human life. Yikes, no way! Therefore, getting stem cells from the umbilical cord is BEST. Though cord-derived stem cells are not quite as primitive as embryonic stem cells, which can give rise to any tissue type of the body. Umbilical cord stem cells come in a close second. OK, what about adult stem cells? That is possible! Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay You can harvest stem cells from bone marrow, fat tissue, and tooth pulp. It is not hurrah just yet because surgery has to be conducted to get the stem cells. Then, it has to be populated before the stem cells are sufficient for the patient. It is time-consuming, intrusive, and expensive! When you save stem cells from the umbilical cord, you are protecting against such inconveniences. Plus, they can probably save a family member\u2019s life. During emergencies, time is of the essence! So that leaves us with the last option to get stem cells \u2013 and that is by storing the ones in the umbilical cord. And this option is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because your baby is only born once. Image by Vidal Balielo Jr. from Pexels Your response might be, \u2018Yeah, duh!\u2019 and that is the point! Once you miss the opportunity, you will miss it forever. It is impossible to recreate the birth of your child again. Or create an identical umbilical cord, for that matter. An umbilical cord is precious because it contains the most unadulterated stem cells that can be harvested without any physical intrusion. Unfortunately, most umbilical cords are discarded as a biological waste product. There are two types of precious stem cells in the umbilical cord: Cord blood and CordMSCs\u00ae. Cord blood can treat blood-related cancers like leukaemia and lymphomas, and other disorders of the blood and immune systems, such as sickle cell diseases and thalassaemia. Cord blood is 100% match to your baby, 50% probability match to parents, and 25% probability match to siblings. Image from Shutterstock CordMSCs\u00ae is fast developing as MSCs are suitable to be used by family members. This is protection for the family that only comes once in a lifetime! So, what do you say? We collectively say that you save your baby's umbilical cord stem cells with CryoCord. Why choose CryoCord? Image from CryoCord Malaysia Their operations are run in a specially-built facility in Cyberjaya that adheres to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and according to specific guidelines. It has a dual feeder system only available in Cyberjaya with its processing and storage dependent on electricity. Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay More than 60,000 families have trusted CryoCord\u2019s uncompromising expertise, professionalism, and integrity in storing their valuable stem cells. If you are expecting or making plans to have a child, add stem cell storage into your budget. For more information, do not hesitate to check the CryoCord site.