Cord blood, which is also sometimes referred to as placental blood is blood that is left in the umbilical cord and the placenta after childbirth. During the tenure of pregnancy, the umbilical cord functions as a lifeline between the mother and her child. After the delivery of the baby, the cord blood present in the umbilical cord can be harvested and stored as a source of stem cells which might later be used for stem cell therapy.
The immune system is made of cells like red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. In the event that the person is afflicted with cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, the immune system of the body is compromised. The damage which results can be contained with the help of stem cell therapy. Some of the most common cancers are treatable with a stem cell transplant. For instance, lymphoma and leukemia are two of the top 10 common cancers for adults and among the top 5 most common childhood cancers in India. Stem cells have the novel capability of being able to take on specialized roles of cells of the immune system. As we get older, the odds of being affected by such life threatening diseases increases at a greater rate. With the pollution rising to preposterous levels in the last decade, more people are diseased nowadays in spite of advancements in medical technology. According to a scientific study in 2008, 1 in 217 individuals will need a stem cell transplant by the age of 70.
My cord, Gurgaon’s best cord blood banking facility has been a pioneer in the research of better ways to utilize the huge potential of stem cell therapy since the last decade and now they are on the path to becoming India’s biggest and best cord blood banking facility helping millions of Indians protect their children and families from over 80+ diseases.