What is Stem Cell Banking
Stem cell banking is the process of procuring precious stem cells from human body, processing and storing them for potential future use in stem cell treatments.
Stem cell banks use low temperatures to preserve the biological properties of stem cells, protect them from contamination and degeneration. Standardized and quality controlled preservative procedures are required for any stem cell bank in order to preserve the cells for longer periods of time without losing their properties.
Preserving stem cells obtained from baby's umbilical cord blood at the time of delivery ensures a healthy future for not just your baby but the entire family.
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 the unique ability to transform into specialized cells like blood cells, brain cells, muscle cells, bone cells and so on.
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.
Role Of Stem Cells In 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.
Unique Properties of Stem Cells?
Stem cells obtained especially from umbilical cord blood have high regenerative properties & the ability to treat about 80+ diseases. These stem cells are capable of developing into blood cells to replace diseased cells.
Cord blood banking has gained huge popularity over the past few years because of their ability to treat cancers such as lymphomas and leukaemia, genetic disorders, metabolic & immune disorders. It is highly recommended by doctors worldwide to do Umbilical Cord Blood Banking at the time of birth.
What Is The Probability Of Being Diagnosed Of A Condition Treatable By Stem Cells?
1 in 217 will undergo a stem cell transplant by the age of 70 years
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.
The Application Of Stem Cells In Medicine
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. Stem cells have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into different cell types, stem cells have found applications in the treatment of various diseases.
Stem cells are being successfully used and studied for further use in the following areas.
Stem cells find use in repair and restoration of damaged tissues or organs in case of severe injuries and chronic diseases.
These remarkable stem cells have the potential to treat various medical conditions. These include forms of blood cancers as well as various genetic, immune, and metabolic disorders. For instance, the FDA has approved the treatment of over 80 diseases using cord blood stem cells.
Stem cells are being researched to repair damaged heart muscle cells after a heart attack or heart disease.
Stem cells have the ability to replace diseased blood cells to restore blood and immune systems.
Research is focused to replace damaged nerve cells in patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more.
Stem Cell Treatments for 80+ Medical Conditions TODAY!
Cord Blood stem cells have been used to treat a list of diseases and more conditions that can be treated using cord blood stem cells are researched.
Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (Myelofibrosis)
Aplastic Anemia (Severe)
Beta Thalassemia Major
Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia (CAT)
Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
Pure Red Cell Aplasia
Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts (RAEB)
Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts in Transition
Refractory Anemia with Ringed Sideroblasts (RARS)
Sickle Cell Disease
Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia
Adult T Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma
Chronic Active Epstein Barr
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (JCML)
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)
Myeloid/Natural Killer (NK) Cell PrecursorAcute Leukemia
Plasma Cell Leukemia
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
Thymoma (Thymic Carcinoma)
Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency (SCID)
Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome (SCID)
Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (SCID)
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
Hemophagocytosis Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis
IKK Gamma Deficiency (NEMO Deficiency)
Immune Dysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteropathy,
X-linked (IPEX) Syndrome
Kostmann Syndrome (SCID)
Omenn Syndrome (SCID)
Phosphorylase Deficiency (SCID)
Purine Nucleoside (SCID)
Reticular Dysgenesis (SCID)
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Diseases (SCID)
X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disorder
X-Linked Hyper IgM Syndrome
Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (Gunther Disease)
Hunter Syndrome (MPS-II)
Hurler Syndrome (MPS-IH)
Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome (MPS-VI)
Mucolipidosis II (I-cell Disease)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease)
Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPS-III)
Scheie Syndrome (MPS-IS)
Sly Syndrome (MPS-VII)
Frequently Asked Questions
Cord Blood Stem Cells have high regenerative properties & the ability to transform into blood cells, brain cells, muscle cells, bone cells etc. Currently, they are used to treat 80+ life-threatening medical conditions. By storing the precious cord blood of your baby, you can now protect not just baby but entire family including parents, siblings, maternal & paternal grandparents for a lifetime.
LifeCell uses premier cord blood processing technology - PrepaCyte-CB®. This technology allows extraction of a maximum number of stem cells and provides superior red blood cell depletion over all other methods. LifeCell is the only company in India to offer this unique technology to its customers.
LifeCell offers a number of flexible storage plans at an affordable price. The EMI starts at Rs. 3330/month. For more information on pricing & offers Click here
Once the stem cells are tested & processed in our lab, LifeCell sends a preservation certificate to parents. An annual preservation status report with details of monthly temperature track record shared once every year. To know more about how to bank your baby’s stem cells with LifeCell:Click here
You can register with LifeCell anytime before your expected delivery date. We suggest you enrol with us during your second or initial phase of the third trimester to avail an early-bird discount and other exciting offers. Yet to make a decision on stem cell banking? Let our experts help you make the right decision. Book an appointment with us today