Stem Cell Banking

Stem cell banking is the method of collecting, processing, and storing human stem cells for potential future application in stem cell therapies.

Stem cell banking employs low temperatures to retain the stem cells' biological capabilities, protect them from infection, and prevent their degeneration. Any stem cell bank must employ standardized and quality-controlled preservation processes to maintain the integrity of the cells for extended periods.

Preserving stem cells acquired from the umbilical cord blood of the newborn provides a healthy future not only for the newborn but also for the entire family.

How do Stem Cells and Stem Cell Banking Work?

The blood that is found in the umbilical cord of newborn babies contains a high concentration of stem cells. These are one-of-a-kind cells that, if stimulated by the appropriate chemical or genetic signals, have the potential to develop into more specialized cells with a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions.

After a few more rounds of division, they have the potential to get even more specialized, developing traits that scientists can exploit to address health problems at their fundamental cause. Consider the condition of the heart, damage to the spinal cord, Dementia and even cancer. 

You might probably guess that infants have a large number of stem cells. Because they serve as building blocks, they're necessary for the natural growth and healing of the body.  As we become older, we lose some of these cells. Or, to put it another way, there are fewer of them in our bodies compared to the other types of cells.

As a result, it makes perfect sense to put them away when they are available in the greatest quantity. That is, not long after the baby is born. When you stop to think about it, the cord blood of your newborn infant has the potential to one day save their life, as well as the lives of their siblings.

What are the benefits of banking cord blood?

Stem cells found in cord blood may be lifesaving. People in need of stem cell transplants can benefit from the cord blood of their newborn. Once transplanted, stem cells aid in the production of new, healthy cells in the recipient. Stem cell transplants assist individuals in the:

  • Diseases necessitate a bone marrow transplant.
  • Lymphoma and leukaemia are kinds of cancer.
  • Anaemia resembles sickle cell disease.
  • Certain immune system problems.

Researchers are investigating how cord blood can be used to treat other life-threatening illnesses, such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

When should I contact a doctor?

Stem cell-dependent individuals, including members of your family, can benefit from cord blood banking. Stem cells can be identified in the cord blood of your newborn. It has been demonstrated that stem cells derived from cord blood can aid in the treatment of numerous life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. Motinagar, Apollo's healthcare provider can answer any questions you have and assist you in making the best option. 

How do they discover a match for cord blood stem cells?

Cord blood banks do analysis and processing on the cord blood they receive. It imparts certain features to the blood. Blood and cellular features can be allocated to each individual. For stem cells to effectively cure an illness, the properties of the donor stem cells and the individual receiving the stem cells must be compatible. A match indicates that these properties are comparable. Donated stem cells can assist a sick person's immune system in battling diseases when a match is found.


Stem cell treatments can be utilized to repair broken tissue, repair organs, and treat diseases in instances when a condition or disease affects cell tissue.

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1. What's Stem Cell Banking?

Stem cell banking involves collecting and preserving umbilical cord blood right after delivery. This blood is processed to extract life-saving stem cells and preserved.

2. Why store stem cells?

Stem cell banking can prevent several life-threatening disorders. The umbilical cord blood has a surprising quantity of blood-forming stem cells. It can treat and repair over 80 deadly disorders for your kid and close family members. Stem cells are particularly effective in treating disorders that require stem cell transplants. This includes aplastic anaemia, leukaemia, lymphoma, severe sickle disease, and severe combined immunodeficiency.

3. How likely is it to be diagnosed with a condition treatable by stem cells?

Every person has a 5% chance of being detected with a stem cell-treatable ailment. For a family of eight members, including the child, siblings, parents, and grandparents, there is a significant likelihood that 40% of them will be diagnosed with an illness requiring stem cells for therapy.

4. How do stem cells function?

Several circumstances, such as ageing, accident, or sickness, can cause damage or impairment to various body parts or functions. By restoring the proper function of our body, stem cells can both replace and repair these damaged cells.

5. What is the finest stem cell source?

Blood from umbilical cords is the most common source for banking. Cord blood banking is the process of harvesting stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

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