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Are the people Aware of Stem Cell Preservation


Several researchers are currently conducting trials on the utility of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) in understanding the origins of disease and also for formulating stem cell-based treatments. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Are the people Aware of Stem Cell Preservation

Are the People Aware of Preserving Stem
Are the people aware of Preserving Stem Cells?
  • As the newborn is delivered and the umbilical
    cord is split, blood from the cord segment still
    attached to the placenta can be collected.
  • Stem cells are known as umbilical cord blood
    (UCB) stem cells in the remaining segment of the
    umbilical cord and placenta.

Are the people aware of Preserving Stem Cells?
  • This blood that has been treated as medical waste
    for centuries and that is of no use to the mother
    or the baby is a rich source of stem cells.
  • The stem cells of UCB are unique and have many
    promising uses in the future.

UCB can be banked in two ways
  • Private UCB banks, where a newborn's UCB is
    stored at some cost. These UCBs can only be used
    by the child or his or her family when a need
  • Public UCB banks are similar to blood banks. Any
    pregnant woman can register to donate UCB free of
    charge at the time of childbirth, and anyone in
    need can use it at some cost.

Private UCB banking
  • supported only in certain cases, such as when
    newborn parents are known to carry mutations
    associated with blood, immune system, or inborn
    metabolism errors.
  • Private banking is also indicated as an applicant
    for UCB stem cell transplantation when there is
    an older affected sibling with one of these

Public UCB banking
  • Priority areas for research were identified in
    various points through in-depth discussion for
    basic and applied research on specific diseases,
    and various programs on embryonic and adult stem
    cells were supported.
  • In order to understand exactly how stem cells,
    work and how their potential can be exploited for
    the treatment of different diseases, thorough
    research is needed.

stem cell preservation in India
  • In current stem cell research, however, there are
    many challenges, such as the lack of adequate
    expertise in human resources very few indigenous
    hESC lines are being generated the
    interdisciplinary structure is yet to be created
    regulatory mechanisms are still evolving, etc.
  • Despite these challenges, there is an enhanced
    awareness among the scientists and clinicians
    about stem cell preservation in India and the
    process has gained momentum.

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