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Title: Importance of Stem Cell Banking for Expectant Parents


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Importance of Stem Cell Banking for Expecting
Parents
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What is Stem Cell Bank?
  • Stem cells are the undifferentiated cells having
    a unique capability to transform into any kind of
    specialized cells.
  • It can differentiate into any type of cell and
    help to regenerate the tissues or organs of the
    body. Stem cells for treatment are extracted two
    main sources. 
  • First one is the blood and tissue taken from the
    umbilical cord. Second is the stem cells from
    bone marrow, skin or liver.

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Benefits of Stem Cell Bank
  • The stem cells have the potential to transform
    into any type of cells, so these can be used in
    treating different types of diseases.
  • There are a lot of cases where cancer has been
    treated with stem cell therapy. The disorders
    that can be treated by stem cell therapy are
    leukemia, anemia, cerebral palsy, auto-immune
    disorders, multiple disorder and even metabolic
    diseases.

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Process of Stem Cell Banking
  1. The process of cord blood collection is painless.
    The collection is done immediately after birth.
    Just after the delivery of the baby, the
    umbilical cord is clamped and cut. 

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Process of Stem Cell Banking
  • 2. Then it is wiped with iodine swabs to reduce
    contamination. A needle is then inserted into the
    cord to extract blood. The collected sample is
    transported to the lab by using special X-ray
    proof boxes which contains a cooling pad to
    maintain the temperature.

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Process of Stem Cell Banking
  • 3. After reaching the lab, the blood is processed
    and stem cells are extracted. These stem cells
    are then preserved cryogenically in the storage
    tanks below -196C. The stem cells are stored for
    long term until the need of the client. In the
    case of stem cell transplantation, the cells are
    taken out which is then thawed and used for
    necessary treatment.

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The Doors Opened by Cord Blood
  • Cell therapy gives hope to many people around the
    globe fighting different health conditions and
    terminal illnesses. Stem cell therapy endeavours
    to restore and regenerate cells that have been
    damaged or destroyed by diseases.
  • researchers are battling conditions like
    diabetes, cerebral palsy and autism. All this has
    been possible only through the huge stock of
    cells made available via stem cell banking.

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Treatments by Stem Cell Bank
  • Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
  • The worlds first clinical study to prevent or
    delay the onset of type 1 diabetes was conducted
    in Australia, using umbilical cord stem cells.
    Since then, numerous studies have been conducted
    all over the world. The hope is that by injecting
    these unique immune cells into the patient, the
    disease could be corrected and even prevented
    entirely.

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Treatments by Stem Cell Bank
  • 2. Hope for Autism
  • Autistic children are found to have diminished
    oxygen supply to specific areas of the brain and
    suffer from immunologically centred inflammatory
    conditions. A breakthrough in bio-medicine
    occurred when mesenchymal cells were found to
    regulate the immune system. This line of research
    is said to be a ray of hope for many children
    suffering from autism, who are all now relying on
    donor matches from public cord blood stem cell
    banking.

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Treatments by Stem Cell Bank
  • 3. Cerebral Palsy Treatment
  • This is a condition that relates to permanent
    physical disability, caused by damage to a
    developing brain. In their urge to find a viable
    solution, scientists tested the scope of cord
    blood in counteracting this condition. Although
    treatments like controlled hypothermia have shown
    some success, stem cell research in this field,
    shows a more promising path.

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References
  • https//www.cordlifeindia.com/blog/importance-stem
    -cell-banking-expectant-parents/
  • https//www.cordlifeindia.com/blog/how-research-su
    pports-stem-cell-banking/
  • https//www.cordlifeindia.com/blog/distinctive-use
    s-stem-cell-therapy/
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