1 in 217 individuals 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-lifetime chance to collect cord blood – a readily available source when needed in the future.
60% higher chance of locating a matching cord blood unit in the family versus bone marrow.
Research showed that patients have a lower chance of complications in transplants when they receive stem cells from a relative.
Some of the most common cancers are treatable with a stem cell transplant. For instance, lymphoma and leukaemia are two of the top 10 common cancers for adults and among the top 5 most common childhood cancers in India.
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