Wednesday 24 August 2011

Benefits of Cord Blood Banking :

Umbilical Cord blood is the blood that cadaver in the umbilical cord after the baby birth and the umbilical cord is cut. It carries red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma, like blood. In component, cord blood is a rich source of stem cells that may have possibly lifesaving welfare for your baby and family.
Cord blood stem cells have already been used in treating over 50,000 patients for a broad range of diseases, including types of leukemia and resistant system illnesses. Cord blood stem cell treatment is still considered experimental and scientists continue to research its uses in treating other diseases like cerebral palsy, stroke, and diabetes.. As further scientific discoveries are made, the latent for using cord blood stem cells to treat a variety of diseases and conditions may continue to increase.
There are several choices for cord blood banking, reckoning private banking and donation.
About 30% people who require a stem cell transplant do not receive one because they are not able to find a donor with more than 1 HLA (Human Leukocyte Antogen) match, it may be good to have your baby’s cord blood stem cells preserved and promptly acquirable, should a doctor determine that an individual’s stem cells can be used for transplant. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1997, the doctors analyzed 143 cord blood transplant patients who accepted cord blood from either a related or unrelated donor, between October 1998 to December 1996, to ascertain endurance based on whether the donor and recipient were related or unrelated. The doctors concluded that using a cord blood stem cell unit from a family member results in patient endurance rates that are more than twice as high as a cord blood stem cell unit from an unrelated donor.

Findings from an analysis of 143 patients who accepted cord blood transplants from 1988 to 1996 at 45 transplantation centers. 63% represents 49 out of 78 patients who accepted a transplant from a related donor. 29% represents, 19 out of 65 patients who received a transplant from an unrelated donor.
If you are not interested in private bank for your baby's cord blood stem cells or family’s actual use, there is also the option of donating. By donating your baby’s cord blood stem cells, you may increase the probability of someone benefiting from a cord blood stem cell transplant from a registry. Please see “Cord Blood Banking Options” for more information.

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