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 10 Reasons to preserve your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells

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The probability of an individual requiring stem cells during their lifetime for transplant is 1 in 2175.
Till mid 2015, over 1.3 million1 stem cell transplants have been performed globally. Today more than 50,0002 transplants are carried out annually worldwide. Hence, stem cells have a growing potential in treatment of many ailments even in the future.
India has over 1 lakh new patients each year that would need a stem cell transplant to treat blood cancers alone. The availability of donors from South Asian population are particularly low. The current wait-list of patients wanting a donor in India is over 25,000 and ~70%6 of them are left in despair without finding a matching donor.
India has a population of over one billion people with about 5% who can afford the best treatment, 25% who are moderately affordable with increasing income and 70%7 who cannot afford a stem cell transplant .
Over 5004 registered clinical trials are currently underway assessing the therapeutic potential of umbilical cord stem cells. Annually, around 5000 cord blood transplants are now routinely performed.
Currently, stem cell transplant is proven to be the first line of therapy for various blood-related conditions such as multiple myeloma, neuroblastoma, aplastic anemia etc,. where Neuroblastoma accounts for 50%8 of all cancers in babies and Multiple Myeloma with a lifetime risk of 1 in 1439 in adults.
Research proven and published by Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals that stem cell transplants for elderly patients with blood-related conditions are safe and effective
The odds11 of a child using its own cord blood stem cells to treat non-blood related conditions (Regenerative Medicine)are Cerebral Palsy 1 in 300, Autism 1 in 68, Stroke 1 in 3500 births, Type 1 Diabetes 1.7 per 1000, Acquired Hearing Loss 1 in 8 (kids age 6-19) and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome 0.2 per 1000 at birth.
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are a preferred source of stem cells, Easy to Collect,ready to use for a lifetime when cryo-preserved, risk-free & pain-free for mom & baby younger With Better Regeneration Potential
High cost of INR 10-2012 Lakhs or even more to buy 1 Unit of Cord Blood Stem Cells for transplants during times of crisis, if not preserved at birth, relative to the meagre one time preservation cost which sums up to just Rs.60,000