Environmental, Health And Safety
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Retired From Air India
Thanks for your info. but now a days stem cell banking is getting very popular in India.
Why is Cord Blood so Valuable?
Cord blood is the blood left over in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a baby. This blood has been found to be an extremely rich source of stem cells. These stem cells can now be used as an alternative to embryonic, bone marrow and other stem cell types. There are no ethical controversies surrounding stem cells derived from the umbilical cord as the umbilical cord and placenta are usually discarded after birth.
Your baby\'s cord blood is a valuable source of stem cells that could be used to treat many life-threatening diseases and medical conditions. The value and benefits of umbilical cord blood stem cells are great as stem cells have saved many lives so far, and medical researchers are exploring new uses for umbilical cord blood stem cells in treating diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Banking your baby\'s cord blood means th
20th November 2012 From India, Thiruvananthapuram
I know a few cases: one myelofibrosis sufferer had his enlarged spleen removed, and is recovering after the BM transplant 6 months ago; another one has not found a suitable donor and is living with the disease with God's mercy.
20th November 2012 From United Kingdom
mp shah cancer ahmedabad did 27 bmt this year
only one died=who was 60 year old with pneumonia
so we have excellent development
uk performed 4000 bmt while gujarat only 27
we need to be aware about this
and we are now as efficient as uk in certain technology
then why we lag behind
only lack of awareness and some connstrain
so have proper awareness
12th January 2013 From India, Rajkot