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I'm considering preserving (banking / cryopreserving) stem cells while young on in off-chance it becomes useful in the future.

I couldn't find any organizations providing this service. Is it because they don't exist or I just missed them?

Ideally I would want to preserve them in Canada, but the United States or other countries might work as well.

I looked on https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/lsg-pdsv.nsf/eng/hn01749.html and searched on Google with various key terms such as "stem cell preservation provider". All I could find are companies that preserve baby's cord blood stem cells.

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Further research is necessary as this is only in it's early stages but this should answer all of your questions:

https://www.prescouter.com/2017/04/adult-stem-cell-storage/

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