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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 cells that develop into many What are stem cells? internal repair system different cell types replenishes other cells What is Cord Blood? cord blood contains all the normal elements of blood is also rich in hematopoietic stem cells, similar to those in bone marrow. can be used for transplantation as an alternative to bone marrow. How to donate Cord Blood? - firstly tell your gynecologist your interest in donating cord blood - go for a screening at 32 weeks of gestation - 30ml of the mother's bloody would be collected before the delivery to check for infectious diseases - the cord blood and mother's samples would be brought for screening. Why should parents not resist the idea of donating umbilical cord blood minimal risk in cord blood donation as the umbilical cord blood is collected after the birth of your baby. Cord Blood transplants have also been performed for patients with genetic or metabolic diseases. More than 80 different diseases have been treated to date with unrelated cord blood transplants. Role of stem cells an understanding of where things go 'wrong' in stem cell division and thus lead to cancer can help us find ways to prevent the these problems or employ effective ways to treat them with targeted drugs in research and in therapy Why is umbilical cord blood storage beneficial? some people with certain diseases can be injected with these HPC stem cellsTo replenish their blood supply with new, healthy cellscan also help the body recover from some cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiationBoth cord blood and bone marrow contain the same sort of HPC stem cellsCells from cord blood are less mature than cells from an adult's bone marrowRecipient's body is less likely to reject them
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