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These doctors think your baby's umbilical cord should not be thrown away

Stem cell banking is a new promising option for parents to provide safety and security for their child’s future. Many doctors advise the expectant couples to preserve their baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells as they have therapeutic values and utilized in various clinical trial treatments across the world.

Though, there are controversies over the application of cord blood stem cells in transplants, gynaecologist and obstetricians have different opinion regarding the storage. Let’s hear from these doctors, why parents should not throw away their children’s precious stem cells as biological waste.

Leading gynaecologist from Chennai, Dr. Kamala Selvaraj says that she is glad to perform stem cell banking in her hospital. She also explains the advantages of preserving the lifesaving stem cells below:

Concept of stem cell banking

Many parents do not know how stem cell banking influences the health of their children in future. Dr. Rajeev Punjabi addresses this in the below video log:

The collection of umbilical cord stem cells is a very simple procedure which is painless and non invasive. Hear it from the doctors who perform cord blood and cord tissue collection processes everyday to have a clear idea about the procedure:

Advantages of umbilical cord stem cells

Why stem cells found in the umbilical cord are much preferred compared to stem cells of other sources? Though there are various reasons and clinical studies put forward, there are basic advantages which make them unique and applicable for medical treatments. Here, they are:

Dr. Manjula Anagani explains why umbilical cord stem cells are considered superior to other source of stem cells by the medical world.

Dr. Mukesh Hariawala, a famous cardio surgeon talks about how stem cells are used in therapies and going to be a part of the mainstream medicine. His views about stem cells will make you rethink about throwing away your baby’s umbilical cord.

Treatment of medical conditions using stem cells

Doctors strongly believe that stem cells can be used to treat various medical health conditions such as blood related disorders, genetic, metabolic and immunological disorders etc. Here, doctors explain the list of conditions that could be treated with stem cell therapy:

You can also consult your gynaecologist to get their view and understand the importance of preserving the umbilical cord stem cells

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