What Are Stem Cells?
Stem Cells are the master cells which act as basic building blocks of our body. Just like a seed of a plant that gives rise to branches, leaves and fruits, these stem cells have the potential to develop into specialised cells such as blood cells, muscle cells, brain cells, etc., of our body.
What is Stem Cell Banking?
Stem Cell Banking or Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Banking is the process of extracting, processing & storing your newborn’s cord blood stem cellsin a repository. These cells have the ability to regenerate several specialised cells and therefore, can then be harnessed in the treatment of 80+ life-threatening disorders.
Sources of Stem Cells
Sources of Stem cells are many, most popular being Umbilical Cord. Umbilical Cord Blood Banking is the process of extraction of stem cells from Umbilical Cord.
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 globe . Currently the number is more than 50,000 transplants every year and growing as we speak.
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 affected cells and/or repair the affected parts and restore the normal functions of our body.
Stem Cell Preservation Benefits
Preserving your baby's umbilical cord stem cells is a once in a lifetime opportunity that can be done only within 10 minutes after your baby's birth. We don't want you to miss this golden opportunity to grab these potent life-savers and invest them towards your family's lifetime of good health.
Lifetime Need of Stem Cells
Stem Cell Transplants, WorldWide
Unavailability Of Ethnic Match of Indian Margin
High Cost of Best Health Care Practice In India
Growing Potential of Stem Cells in Treatment
What Is The Role Of Stem Cells In Today’s Healthcare?
Today, stem cells have the ability to treat over 80 blood related medical conditions such as Thalassemia, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Neuroblastoma, etc.,
Over 500 clinical trials for conditions such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Diabetes are currently underway increasing the scope of future treatments.
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.
1 in 217 will undergo a stem cell transplant by the age of 70 years
The Application Of Stem Cells In Medicine
Possibilities Growing Day By Day
At Present, Stem Cells are used in treating over 80 medical conditions
Stem Cell Banking FAQ's
Stem cell basics
- What are stem cells?
- What are the sources of stem cells?
- What is umbilical cord & umbilical cord blood?
- What are the types of stem cells?
- In what way are the umbilical cord blood stem cells different from the umbilical cord stem cells?
- How are umbilical cord stem cells different from bone marrow stem cells?
- What is Stem Cell banking?
- What is Cord Blood Banking?
- Can cord blood be used for disease treatment
- What are alternatives to Stem cell banking?
- What are the benefits of cord blood banking?
- Can you use cord blood for siblings?
- Is it worth storing stem cells?
- Why should you bank cord blood?
- What is the difference between cord blood and cord tissue?
- How much does stem cell banking cost in India?
- What is the goal of stem cell therapy?
- What is stem cell therapy and how does it work?
- What are the side effects of stem cell therapy?
- Can stem cells cure autism?
- What is HLA-matching?
- What is the meaning of viability and potency of stem cells?
- Why should I bank my baby’s stem cells?
- Will the stored stem cells be able to help the rest of my family?
- How long can the stem cells be preserved?
- What is the differnce between cord blood and cord tissue?
- Why should I have save my baby's cord blood and tissue?
- How successful are transplants?
- How might cord blood transplants be used in the future?
- Who can use the cord blood? Can it benefit other children or family members?
- Is there a fee to retrieve and use your cord blood if needed?
Processing and Storing Stem cells
- How does early processing help improve the quality of stem cells?
- Does the quantity of collected cord & cord blood matter?
- When and how is the cord blood collected during child birth?
- Is the collection procedure risky, painful or time consuming?
- What do I do with the collection kit once I receive it?
- What happens to the cord and cord blood after it is collected?
- Are my baby's stem cells being stored in vials or bags?
- How do you evaluate the sample?
- Where and how are the stem cells stored?
- Who will collect my baby’s cord and cord blood?
- If I wish to migrate, can I shift my stem cells to another stem cell bank?
- Stem cell banking process: Enroll, collect, transport,Process preserve
- Banking process: Delayed Cord Clamping
- How is cord blood processed?
- What are my options for my baby's umbilical cord blood and tissue?
- What are Cryo-Cell's history and affiliations?
- What are your accreditations?
- How do I get a collection kit, and what do I do with it once it arrives?
- What documentation will I receive upon preservation?
- How do I stay up to date on the latest stem cell and Cryo-Cell news?
Why bank with LifeCell
- How much does LifeCell cost?
- What is LifeCell Stem Cell banking?
- Is there a cost to retrieve my baby's cord and cord blood stem cells if I need them in the future?
- Will I be notified when my stem cells are processed and stored?
- How and when do I have to register with Lifecell?