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Umbilical Cord Stem Cell banking or preservation of Cord Blood, is very important for all of us. This post will clear all your doubts and questions about Stem Cell Banking.  But before we go to Stem cell banking, we must know what stem cells are and how does preserving it can help us and our family.

Stem cells derive from Umbilical cord. When the baby is delivered, the blood inside the Umbilical Cord is preserved The Cord Blood is the richest source of stem cells. Thus saving and preserving the Cord blood, or stem cells become very important. Stem cell therapy can be used to cure many diseases and still more researches are going on.

Let’s read more about Umbilical Cord Blood/ Stem cell Preservation-

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What is Stem Cell Banking

Stem Cell banks are banks which store the stem cells for future use. When the baby is delivered and the cord is detached, executive from Stem cell banks, Cord blood is extracted from the cord and is preserved.

The parts and organs of the fetus develop from the stem cells present in the Cord blood. Researches have shown that these stem cells can be used to create organs and protect people from many diseases. Cord Blood Stem cells can be used for the treatment of more than 75 diseases all over the world.

Stem Cell Banking Benefits

In today’s world, one can get affected by diseases any time, some are curable and some are life threatening. Stem cell banking is like a Protective Shield to the whole family. Stem cells are unique and have the capability to turn into other cells as well. Stem cells can cure diseases like, Leukemia, Lymphona, Sickle cell anemia and many others.

The Umbilical Cord is of no use to hospitals and to the family, but If preserved it can save your family and children.

Stem cell Donation

There are two kinds of Stem cell banks- Private and Public. Private Stem cell banks are used by individuals for the protection of their families. Public banks are used by Anonymous people for Stem cell donation. These donated Stem cells are used for patients who don’t have stem cell preserved by their families and lucky enough to get their match. These Donated Stem cells are also used for further researches being done by scientists to get cure of other diseases.

Stem Cell Banking Pros and Cons

Pros:-
If you and your family need a stem cell transplant or therapy, you don’t need to find a donor and struggle for it.
You can help your relatives as well. The success rate of Stem cell transplantation from a relative is much higher than from a donor.
Stem Cell donation can help researchers find cure of many other diseases.
Stem Cell donation can save an innocent life.

Cons:-
It is not 100% confirm that the Stem cells can be
Stem Cell Banking can be expensive.
Stem cell transplant therapy is not a sure shot cure.

Cost of Stem cell banking

Nothing can be costly when it comes to the health shield for your family. At a nominal fee, Stem cell banks will come to collect, freeze and store the umbilical cord blood rich of Stem cells for you and your family’s health. There is an initial charge, it varies from bank to bank and then there is a nominal annual charge ranging from 3000 to 8000 again depending on the bank you choose.

P.S- Do not hesitate to contact them all, Choose the Stem cell bank wisely.

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Stem cell Banks in India

Babycell

Cordlife India

Cord Care India

Cryobanks India

Lifecell International

Relicord

StemOne

Stemcyte India

These were just a few private banks, you can find many more in your city. Jeevan Stem Cell Bank is a Public Stem cell Bank, If you would want to donate your stem cells to save someone’s life or help in the research by which many people would be saved.

Diseases which can be cured by Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy

There are many diseases that can be treated with Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy.

These diseases are treated by a standard treatment by transplanting blood forming Stem cells. For these transplants, the patient must find a donor who can match him.

200405146-001Leukemia
Acute Leukemia
Chronic Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (Also called Pre-leukemia)
Lymphomas
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Anemia
Inherited Red Cell Abnormalities
Inherited Platelet Abnormalities
Inherited Immune System Diorders
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Phagocyte Disorders
Bone marrow cancers

These Diseases are for which Stem cell Treatment has proved beneficial, but Clinical trials are going on for a proper therapy to cure the disease completely.

Graft Versus Host Disease
Diabetes Type-1
Crohn’s Disease
Rheumatoid Arithritis
Lupus
Cardiovascular
Congenital Heart Defects
Critical Limb Ischemia
Buerger’s Disease
Ischemic Stroke
Cerebral Palsy
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
Autism
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Hearing Loss
Alzheimer’s Disease

Preserving Stem cells can save your near and dear one’s life, and others too. Do not be selfish, help the scientists and the needy people fighting with diseases which can be cured by Stem cells.

HELP THE NATION, SAVE A LIFE, DONATE YOUR STEM CELLS.

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  1. Umbilical cord blood stem cells hold significant potential in treating life threatening
    diseases and conditions, including cancer. Expecting parents,
    please consider saving the umbilical cord blood after your child is born.

    process, called Cord – Advantage (available later this year), which.

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