Cord blood banking: retrieve a new life with self repair kit

Vijayaraddi Vandali and Kinjal Mistry

Cord blood is the blood in your baby's umbilical cord. It contains stem cells that can grow into blood vessels, organs, and tissues. Once umbilical cord is considered a waste product was discarded with the placenta, it is now known to contain potentially life saving hematopoietic stem cells. Advantages of cord blood cell transplant over bone marrow transplant: Less risk of complications & viral infection when used in transplants, Ability to use one’s own stem cells for conditions that currently lack medical treatment options, also known as “Autologous transplantation”. Immediately available and can minimize disease progression in early treatment & High proliferation capacity.

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