Cord Blood Banking (CBB) is a growing trend among new and expectant parents. CBB and placenta blood banking are already used to save lives today.
When you gave birth to your newborn daughter, you thought of how you would enjoy her first smile, her first steps and all the other milestones of her growth. You probably did not think of how she might have to overcome illness. Umbilical cord blood banking is a great breakthrough in medical science, yet many parents are unaware of this. It has the potential to revolutionize treatment options for many diseases.
The flipside of CBB is the bad science, big money and emotional blackmail in private CBB operators. The Hindu says: “In India, the private stem cell banking industry stands at Rs.100 crore, and is estimated to touch Rs.2700 crores by 2020, accounting for 17 per cent of the world’s market, according to a PTI report.” Yet, you might consider CBB as an investment in your child’s health and in medical science research.
You probably have a lot of questions about CBB. Why should you consider CBB? Why should you donate cord blood? What are the current uses of cord blood? What might the future challenges be? Why can it be acceptable to you that it comes at a costly price? What are hematopoietic stem cells?
Find the answers to these questions and more in this ClipBook on cord blood banking.
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On the day you deliver your baby, you'll probably be overcome with visions of your future with your child — first smiles and steps, birthday parties and sports events, and holidays and life milestones. Your little one ever becoming seriously ill w...
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Tales of bad science, big money and emotional blackmail in the private umbilical cord blood banking scene in India
Watch this video to learn about cord blood banking. This animated video explains why parents should consider banking their children's cord blood with a private stem cell bank or donating it to the public.
So what are the current challenges for cord blood research and how may it be used – now and in the future?
Banking cord blood comes at a hefty price—but for some parents, the few advances being made are all the proof they need to pay up.
Expectant parents have a number of big financial decisions to make. Increasingly among them, what to do with baby's cord blood.
What are the odds of using cord blood stem cells for various therapies? Take a look at the statistics which outline the potential applicability of both autologous and allogenic cord blood stem cells.
Stem cell transplants via cord blood and placenta blood banking are saving the lives of real people, right now.