What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are tiny cells with great potential & have the ability to save lives. Stem cells are the master cells that act as basic building blocks of the human body. These cells have a unique ability to transform into specialized cells like blood cells, brain cells, muscle cells, bone cells and so on.
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How Do Stem Cells Work?
Various factors like ageing, injury or illness can lead to parts of our body or its functions to be damaged or affected. Stem cells have the ability to both replace or repair these affected parts by restoring the normal function of our body.
Where are Stem Cells used?
Stem cells are currently used in modern day medicine & can help treat over 80+ medical conditions through replacement and repair approaches. For over 50 years, more than 13 lakh transplants have been done using stem cells across the globe1. Currently the number is more than 50,000 transplants every year2 and growing as we speak
Role Of Stem Cells In Healthcare
What Is The Probability Of Being Diagnosed Of A Condition Treatable By Stem Cells?
Every individual has a 5% probability of being diagnosed with a condition treatable by stem cells. Hence for a family of 8 members that includes the child, siblings, parents and grandparents,there is a high probability of 40% for the family members to be diagnosed with a condition that requires stem cells for its treatment.