If you are wondering that you are being bombarded by representatives of cord blood banks in the hospital arena during every check up on prenatal diagnosis and asked to enroll in cord blood banking – The terminology foreign to most of the cosmopolitan population in India.
This scoop on banking your baby’s cord blood will make you understand the advantages of umbilical cord blood banking.
The very nature of experiencing the parenthood begins all the months before their son or daughter is born as the expectant couple travel their way from being robust individuals to timid parents only for their child’s safety as they valuates to restructure their child’s arrival to their family without any scathes. The one among-st the ways to ameliorate child’s safety in the future is Umbilical cord blood banking.
When the mother gives birth to a child, the connection between the mother and the child is a like hose tube used to water plants in the garden, in medical terms it is termed as Umbilical cord. If you are wondering what’s with this Hose tube? This isn’t used for watering but supplying the vital energy to the child all these months when the child was inside the mother’s womb.
The umbilical cord is usually thrown away after birth. But the blood inside the cord can be saved, or banked, for possible later use. The blood is drawn from the umbilical cord after the cord has been clamped and cut. The blood from the umbilical cord at birth is collected, as it is considered to be rich source of stem cells. The stem cells are like our Indian Bollywood Super Hero’s can contradistinguish into different roles by saving millions and can change gears for the good cause. The essence of umbilical cord banking is to process the cord blood rich in stem cells, which could someday be used as treatment for the ailing child with blood related diseases or might also, be useful for sick sibling or relative.
Let’s read through the 4 simple advantages of storing cord blood in a cord blood bank.
4 Simple Advantages for Storing Cord Blood:
Safe, easy collection: Collection of Umbilical cord blood has no risks for the mother or her baby. Complications are very minimal and usually collection is done immediately and whole procedure gets completed in span of 15-20 minutes.
More matches: To find a matched donor for bone marrow or peripheral blood transplantation needs a donor with perfect match and to find the same is very difficult, where in umbilical cord blood transplantation doesn’t require a perfect match unlike bone marrow and finding a matched cord blood unit from a repository is very high unlike finding matched marrow donor.
Ready to use: Unlike bone marrow transplantation, cord blood doesn’t need much processing time. It is readily available and used pretty quickly.
Better chance of transplant success: It is considered that people who undergo cord blood transplantation are likely to have problems or infections after the transplant that those who underwent bone marrow transplantation. It is also considered that cord blood stem cells since they are hematopoietic progenitor cells can create more new blood stem than bone marrow after transplant.