Some women are known to freeze their eggs in case they're unable to find a suitable partner before their body starts aging. Now, some people are choosing to freeze their stem cells in order to have the option later down the road to extend their lives, according to CNBC.
The technology is unproven, and research is still ongoing. For now, many scientists are unsure that frozen stem cells are useful, but that doesn't stop consumers, or a company like Forever Labs, from moving forward with the process.
Forever Labs has several locations across the United States, including one in Los Angeles and one in New York City. The company will extract your stem cells, store them in a biorepository, and will later give you access to them as needed for possible anti-aging therapies. Their website also boasts that frozen stem cells could be used against diseases, and later to "replenish" your blood and tissues.
The process can cost you anywhere from $2,500 to $7,000. The $7,000 option is a "Lifetime Storage Plan," which offers a comprehensive option with no annual fees. One patient of Forever Labs, Li Jiang, is one of the investors in the company. When asked about his reasons behind going through with the procedure, Jiang responded, saying what drove him to his decision.
"If you are able to extend your life by even five years, I mean I think you would pay something to do that."