Stem cells create and repair all the different cell types in our bodies (i.e. blood, muscle, organ & skin cells etc).
Once in the body, they are transported through the bloodstream to the part of the body where they are required. Here they differentiate into specialised cell types to help replace damaged or diseased cells.
An example of a Stem Cell which is used in modern medicine is a bone marrow cell – currently used to treat Leukaemia and other Cancers.
- can create bone marrow cells as well as other cell types;
- is easier to match to patients than bone marrow;
- can be cryo-preserved for years rather than days;
- can be available for transplant within 24 hours;
- has a much lower chance of rejection after transplant
Another benefit is the sheer quantity of stem cells present in the umbilical cord in comparison to bone marrow. The umbilical cord has one of the richest quantities of stem cells present in the body.
These are just some of the reasons why Cord Blood is quickly becoming the transplant of choice within the medical field.
At Stemology, we organise collection & storage of the stem cells found in the umbilical cord at birth. These stem cells could help protect your baby’s health for the rest of their life.
Umbilical cord stem cells are easy and safe to collect; and can be safely stored to treat life-threatening conditions in the future.
Stored cells can be used to treat your new-born baby and can match siblings and other family members too.
- Acute Leukaemia
- Chronic Leukaemia
- Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- High Risk Solid Tumours
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome
- Severe Aplastic Anaemia
- Refractory Anaemia
- Fanconi Anaemia
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Chronic Granulomatous Disease
- Hystiocytic Disorders
- Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
- Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Diseases
- Wiskott- Aldrich Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Krabbe Disease
- Hurler Syndrome
- Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
- Sanfilippo Syndrome.
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions (i.e. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s disease)