Why Bank Cord Blood
Top 5 reasons why you should consider cord blood banking
1 in 200 individuals1 may need a haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) transplant by the age of 70 according to a scientific paper published in 2008
It is once-in-a-life time chance to collect cord blood – a readily available source when needed in the future.
60% higher chance2 of match versus bone marrow in a family.
Research showed that patients have a lower chance of complications in transplants when they receive stem cells from a relative3.
Some of the most common cancers are treatable with stem cell transplant. For instance, For instance, Lymphoma and Leukaemia are two of the top 10 common cancers for adults4 and among the top five most common childhood cancers5 in India.
1 Nietfeld JJ, Pasquini MC, Logan BR, et. al. 2008. Life Probabilities of Hematopoietic Stem Cell transplantation in the U.S. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 14:316-322
2 Beatty PG, Boucher KM, Mori M, et. al. 2000. Probability of Finding HLA-mismatched Related or Unrelated Marrow of Cord Blood Donors. Human
3 Wagner JE, Steinbuch M, Kernan NA, et. al. 1995. Allogeneic sibling umbilical-cord blood transplantation in children Kurtzberg J, Laughin M, Graham ML, et. al. 1996. Placental blood as a source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation into unrelated recipients. New England Journal of Medicine. 335:157-66
4 Swaminathan, et. al. 2011. Trends in cancer incidence in Chennai city (1982–2006) and statewide predictions of future burden in Tamil Nadu (2007–16). National Medical Journal of India: 24:2:72-7
5 Swaminathan, et. al. 2008. Childhood cancers in Chennai, India, 1990 – 2001: Incidence and survival. Int. J. Cancer: 122, 2607-11
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