Umbilical Cord Blood
What is Stem Cells
Stem cells have capable of renewing themselves through the process of cell division. It is the undifferentiated cell which have potential to develop into many different type of cells in the body with a more specialized function such as muscle cell, blood cell or brain cell.It can repair damaged tissues.
Cord Blood Can Save Lives
The blood within umbilical cord of newborn baby contains stem cells. This blood is called umbilical cord blood.This blood collected because it is rich in hematopoitic stem cells which could be used to treat life-
threatening diseases like Leukemia (blood cancer), Lymphomas, Other disorder of blood cell, Bone marrow cancers, inherited metabolic disorder, Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn's Disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sclerosis, cardiovascular (heart)diseases like congenital heart defects (birth defects), limb ischemia, neurological disease like spinal cord injury, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, Orthopedic disease like
cartilage repair and cleft plate repair,Genetic or inherited disorders like canavan disease,cystic fibrosis,sickle cell anemia, thalassemia etc.
Reasons to Preserve Cord Blood and Benefits of Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
Why should you save your baby's umbilical cord blood ?Ensure your baby's life will be a healthy and happy one.
The umbilical cord blood is being used on an experimental basis as a source of stem cells,as an alternative to bone marrow or circulating blood. The other two sources viz.bone marrow and circulating blood exist in all healthy human being. But cord blood which is another important source of stem cells can only be harvested at birth. It can morph into all sorts of other blood cells. These are ultimate source for treating diseases that harm the blood and immune system.So it is a potential gold mine for the treatment of these diseases.