The gift of Stem cell banking for your baby and family at Rs.999/ month
Cures 80+ blood disorders
Useful for neurodegenerative disorders
Safe for Baby and Mother
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
- Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can
differentiate into specialized and specific cells . Simply
put, they are the basic cells that form the building blocks for specialized body functions.
Stem cells can now be used for treating multiple diseases through stem cell transplant.
Also, this is a field of ongoing research.
Cord Blood Banking is the process of extracting and preserving the stem cells from the blood found in Placenta and Umbilical cord connecting a mother and her baby at the time of a baby’s birth. The cord blood stem cells thus collected are a 100% genetic match with the baby. While these are not embryonic stem cells which are pluripotent, they still are more potent than the stem cells of an adult and have the potential of treating over 80 malignant blood related disorders which include Blood Cancer, Thallesemia etc. In addition, there are clinical trials ongoing for the use of umbilical cord blood stem cells in treatment of diseases and also regenerative medicine. This process of preserving umbilical cord blood stem cells is completely non invasive and safe for both mother and baby.
Types of Cord Blood Banking
- Public cord blood banks function similar to a blood bank. Here, users donate their umbilical cord blood stem cells to be used for the benefit of larger society. The storage in this bank is free of cost. However, usage or retrieval is charged.
- Community / Social
- Is the process in which Baby umbilical cord blood stem cells are saved as part of a social / community pool. All members who have preserved their stem cells as part of community banking have access to all the samples therein and can access samples from community based on need and match. User pays for storage. Retrieval is free. Storage fee is typically refundable to the user in case sample is released for the use of any other Community member while the donor continues to enjoy the benefit of stem cell banking.
- Private / Family
- Is the process in which the stem cells extracted from umbilical cord are exclusively saved for the use of the baby or family. The preserved stem cells (Blood or Tissue) can be retrieved for the use of baby or family (including siblings, parents, grandparents) for a verified and approved treatment. User pays for storage. Retrieval is free for the user.