y Ricky on May 21, 2009
Stem cell cultivation, a revolutionary new concept in India, has already achieved global recognition. One can assure the good health and well being of our near and dear ones by availing the option of storing one’s stem cells. It’s a unique feature where conserving the stem cells, a natural source, can be used to treat your family member in the event of any accident, any hereditary disease like heart disease, diabetes, nervous system diseases or during their surgeries. If immediate operation is required to be done, there is less risk of rejection of these cells if used within the same family line, and hence can be a life saving boon for the entire family.
Currently popular use is that the stem cells and bone marrow are cultivated and then reintroduced in the adult during the course of important operations like knee replacements.
Stem cells are the original cells from which other cells in our body are formed from. They have high capability to redevelop themselves into bone or muscle tissue, hence widely used in major operations. Stem cells are obtained from various sources, like bone marrow or during the birth of the child. Many expectant mothers decide way before their due date to preserve their child’s cord blood cells which are obtained from the mother’s cord during delivery. The cord cell banking can defend the child from several severe diseases like cancer, heart problems, calcium deficiency, eye defects, and back injury. There are several stem cell banks all over the country where people store their child’s cord cells for future need, by paying a small amount or some mothers donate their stem cells to hospitals which adequately use them.
The stem cells collection during the time of delivery is safe for both mother and child and it just takes a few minutes to collect them. The umbilical cord cut during delivery has cord blood rich in these cells. They are then stored in frozen chambers for future need. If some problematic event were to happen to the child and one was not able to find a suitable donor, the stem cell banking is a miracle life saver.
One can avail the facilities of either the Private or Public Banks to preserve the cord cells. The essential difference is that in private bank, the pregnant mother and family pay to preserve the cord blood which would be used exclusively by them in future course if needed. In public banks, any one can volunteer to donate their cord blood for social causes.
Source: Zippy-health.com 21 May 2009