WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?

Further information about stem cells and what they can do

WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?

Stem cells are the commander cells which act as a basic framework for effective functioning the body. They perform the function to repair the body’s defected parts.

Stem cells are regenerative and reparative cells obtain from umbilical cord, blood stream and bone marrow. It functions to help repair the organ, tissues and cells.

Stem cells act as a fighter against a disease to save the person. These tiny and general stem cells contain huge potential and performs specialized functions.

WHAT ARE CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS USED FOR?

TRANSPLANT

Cord blood cells are significant in transplantation. They have this ability to repair and rejuvenate the individual’s blood and immune system.

POTENTIAL

Stem cells are the master cells of the body, with tiny structure performs miraculous functions. They are capable of forming several other types of cells like bone, skin, heart etc.

FUTURE

Such scientific developments have contributed a lot in treating several clinical ailments such as ischaemic heart diseases and several other neurological conditions. The regenerative medicine will be developed further in order to cater towards chronic human diseases further will helpful in addressing global burden of disease.

WHY STORE MY BABY’S CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS?

Cord blood stem cells hold significant importance in clinical ailments as well as are vital in reparative and regenerative medicines. Cord blood stem cells play major role in the treatment of chronic clinical ailments and contains great potential.

Furthermore, it is beneficial for your other family members who need clinical treatments if your blood found compatible with your siblings.

ONE CHANCE

This is once in a life time opportunity to save your baby’s cord blood stem blood cells at the time of birth. This one time opportunity could save you from chronic ailment.

A RICH SOURCE

Initially bone marrow used to consider as the main source of stem cells. But recently the umbilical cord is found to have contain most potent stem cells.

SUCCESS

In 1988, first successful transplant takes place through umbilical cord stem blood cells. He was a little boy suffering with Fanconi’s Anaemia and cord blood is obtained from his new born sister.

TREATMENT

Stem cells are potentially immaculate. They have the capability to treat chronic ailments and repair and rejuvenate cells, organs and tissues.

References:

It is well accepted that there are over 80 diseases for which transplants of blood-forming stem cells (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants (HSCT) are a standard treatment. Follow these links to see more information:

For more innovative stem cell based treatments that have not been adopted as standard therapies, patients may be treated as part of clinical trials. ClinicalTrials.gov has a database listing such trials internationally.

UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELLS

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FIRST TRANSPLANT

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SUCCESSFUL TRANSPLANTS

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DISEASES

FACTS AND FIGURES

Over the years we have seen that stem cell transplantation has become an established procedure and the number of transplants being carried out year on year show a continued increase.

50,000

Worldwide more than 50,000 haematopoietic stem cell transplants take place per year.

4,000

Of these, 4,000 are cord blood transplants per year.

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