Stem Cell Preservation
Cord blood banking involves collecting blood left in your Newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta and storing it for future medical use. Cord blood contains potentially lifesaving cells called stem cells. (The stem cells in cord blood are different from embryonic stem cells.) Stem cells are the building blocks of the blood and immune system. They can develop into other types of cells, so they can help repair tissues, organs, and blood vessels and can be used to treat a host of diseases.
Cord blood banking involves collecting blood left in your Newborn's umbilical cord and placenta and storing it for future medical use. Cord blood contains potentially lifesaving cells called stem cells. (The stem cells in cord blood are different from embryonic stem cells.) Stem cells are the building blocks of the blood and immune system. They can develop into other types of cells, so they can help repair tissues, organs, and blood vessels and can be used to treat a host of diseases.
Cord blood stem cells have been used successfully to treat more than 70 different diseases, including some cancers, blood disorders, and immune deficiencies. Among these are leukemia, aplastic anemia, thalassemia, Hodgkin's disease, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cord blood transplants also treat rare metabolic disorders that would otherwise be fatal for infants (Krabbe disease and Sanfilippo syndrome).
Cocoon has been associated with Cryoviva Biotech for stem cell banking, which RJ Corp founded in 2006. The company focuses on providing high-quality umbilical cord blood stem cell processing and storage for private and public donation purposes. Based in Gurgaon, with networks in all the towns of India offers a high-end processing and storage technology approved by international authorities. Cryoviva India has spread beyond the shores to Thailand, UAE, Nepal, Bangladesh, and East Africa, making it the only Indian Cord Blood bank in International Market. Cryoviva India has set up 28,000 square feet, state-of-the-art stem cell processing and banking facility in Gurgaon Haryana. The company is working towards national and international collaborations to provide the “best of class” facilities in the stem cell industry in India. Cryoviva India follows the “Closed bag” collection method for harvesting cord blood stem cells which significantly reduces the possibility of contamination of cord blood and uses technology accredited by AABB and other global certifications.
Banking & Benefits:
The primary reason for banking your child’s cord blood – peace of mind – is one any parent can relate to. Parents do so much to prepare for their child’s birth and ensure their child’s life will be healthy and happy. So is cord blood banking one of the things they ought to consider? To decide, it helps to know how the process works and what cord blood may be able to do (and what it can’t), should they ever need it.
Cord blood comes from a newborn’s umbilical cord and is collected immediately after birth. Once the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, the remaining blood in the umbilical cord is drawn into a collection bag.
This blood contains powerful stem cells that have been used to regenerate healthy blood and immune systems in more than 30,000 transplants worldwide. Doctors are using cord blood to save lives today and researching cord blood as a potential treatment for diseases that currently have no cure.
Yes. Cord blood stem cells are biologically younger and more flexible than adult stem cells from other sources like bone marrow. When saved, they have unique qualities and advantages:
· Less risk of complications when used in transplants
· Ability to use one’s stem cells for conditions that currently lack medical treatment options, also known as "autologous transplantation."
· Immediately available and can minimise disease progression in early treatment
Preserving them "stops the clock" and protects the cells from ageing and exposure to environmental factors and common viruses that can decrease their function.
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