Benefits of Preserving Stem Cells | LifeCell

How Stem Cells are used

Tiny Cells with Great Potential

Stem cells are the building blocks and master cells of our body, similar to the seed of a plant.

A single seed of a tree gives rise to branches,leaves, flowers & fruits of a tree.

Our body's stem cells which are similar to a seed of a tree also have the potential to develop into many different specialised cell types such as blood cells, muscle cells, brain cells etc.,

How do Stem Cells work?

When parts of our body or its functions are damaged or affected by aging, injury or illness, these stem cells have the ability to both replace the affected cells or repair the affected parts by restoring the normal functions of our body.

Where are Stem Cells used?

Stem cells are currently used in modern day medicine to treat many medical conditions through replacement and repair therapies. For over 50 years, 1.3 million1 transplants have been done using stem cells across the globe, with currently over 50,0002 done in a year

Role of Stem Cells in Today's Healthcare

Today, stem cells have the ability to treat over 803 medical conditions such as Thalassemia, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Neuroblastoma, etc.,

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Over 5004 registered clinical trials are currently underway assessing the therapeutic potential of umbilical cord stem cells.

To know more about the list of ongoing cord blood clinical trials

Top 5 Reasons, to choose stem cell banking

Stem cells have a potential to treat blood related conditions. The individual risk of being affected by some of the common conditions is:

Conditions & risk
  • Myeloma-2.10
  • Hogin’s Lymphoma- 1.50
  • Non-Hodkgin’s Lymphoma-0.34
  • Leukemia-0.80
  • Other malignant disorders-0.20

Total risk of 5%, thereby establishing the need for stem cells
  • Globally, over 1.3 million stem cell transplants in the past 50 years
  • Currently, 50,000 stem cell transplants are done, annually, worldwide
Every year, India has over 1 lakh patients needing stem cells to treat blood cancers alone. Current wait-list of patients wanting stem cells donors in India is over 25,000
Umbilical cord stem cells:
  • Youthful & pure
  • Easy to collect with no risk to mother & baby
  • Greater matching flexibility between donor & recipient
  • Dual power of cord blood & tissue
  • Better transplant outcomes
Today, cord blood is used in 22% of all stem cell transplants and 50% of all pediatric transplants

Top 5 reasons, to choose Community Stem Cell Banking

Problem: ~70% of patients in India are left without finding a matching stem cell donor.

Solution : The sharing concept of community banking gives access to larger inventory thereby giving the best probability of finding a match
Problem: 90% of conditions treatable by stem cells require stem cells from donors.

Solution : Community banking offers access to both own & donor stem cells with 100% stem cell protection for all conditions
Problem: Private banking provides protection only to the baby and the sibling to an extent

Solution : Community banking extends protection of stem cells to the entire family including child, sibling, parents and grandparents.
Problem: Private banking provides only one sample, which is that of the baby’s. It provides no access to donor stem cells.

Solution : Community banking offers access to unlimited number of matching stem cell units at no additional cost
Public Bank:
If the cost of retrieval of 1 unit of stem cell is 10-20 Lakhs. Cost for 8 members would accrue to 1.5 crores

Community Banking:
The initial preservation cost of Rs.60,000 can be utilized by all 8 members of the family during retrieval @ no additional cost