What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are tiny cells with great potential & have the ability to save lives. Stem cells are the master cells that act as basic building blocks of the human body. These cells have the unique ability to transform into specialized cells like blood cells, brain cells, muscle cells, bone cells and so on.
How Do Stem Cells Work?
Various factors like ageing, injury or illness can lead to parts of our body or its functions to be damaged or affected. Stem cells have the ability to both replace or repair these affected parts by restoring the normal function of our body.
Role Of Stem Cells In Healthcare
Unique Properties Of Stem Cells
Stem cells obtained especially from umbilical cord blood have high regenerative properties & the ability to treat about 80+ diseases. These stem cells are capable of developing into blood cells to replace diseased cells.
Cord blood banking has gained huge popularity over the past few years because of their ability to treat cancers such as lymphomas and leukaemia, genetic disorders, metabolic & immune disorders. It is highly recommended by doctors worldwide to do Umbilical Cord Blood Banking at the time of birth.
What is Stem Cell Banking?
Stem cell banking or Umbilical cord blood banking is the process of storing precious umbilical cord blood obtained at the time of delivery for potential use in the future. Stem cell banking offers a healthy future for not just your baby but the entire family.
What Is The Probability Of Being Diagnosed Of A Condition Treatable By Stem Cells?
Every individual has a 5% probability of being diagnosed with a condition treatable by stem cells. Hence, for a family of 8 members that includes the child, siblings, parents and grandparents,there is a high probability of 40% for the family members to be diagnosed with a condition that requires stem cells for its treatment.
1 in 217 will undergo a stem cell transplant by the age of 70 years
The Application Of Stem Cells In Medicine
Stem cells are currently used in modern day medicine & can help treat over 80+ medical conditions through replacement and repair approaches.
For over 50 years, more than 13 lakh transplants have been done using stem cells across the globe. Currently the number is more than 50,000 transplants every year and growing as we speak. Stem cells have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into different cell types, stem cells have found applications in the treatment of various diseases.
Stem cells are being successfully used and studied for further use in the following areas.