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is obtained from the umbilical cord at the time of childbirth. The blood
has to be collected within 10 minutes of the birth. Cord blood is one
of the richest sources of the stem cells. Stem cells have proved to be
a boom for the mankind thanks to the so much research work carried out
by various medical organizations. Stem cells are the basic building blocks
of our immune system. The stem cells have the ability to transform into
other cells thus enabling normal growth of a human body. That is why they
are required for the treatment of so many diseases.
stem cells from the cord blood are preferred over the stem cells from
the bone marrow.
Stem cells also find their uses in treatment of various kinds of genetic disorders and metabolic disorders like Hunter Syndrome, Wolman disease, Krabbe disease, Sandhoff disease etc. Many of these diseases have not been heard off but these all are dangerous diseases and can prove to be fatal if not treated timely.
The emerging applications and uses of the cord blood are countless that is why cord blood is treated very preciously these days. As the stem cells are required for proper development of the organs therefore research has been advanced even to the avenues of treatment of brain injury and bone marrow failure disorders. Beside this research is being carried out for finding the cure of various heart diseases, cerebral palsy and type I diabetes.
Many parents due to shear lack of knowledge waste this valuable resource. To avoid this various cord blood organizations have been set up and also large number of cord blood banks have been opened.
in the field of stem cells is a promising prospect and the researchers
are trying to uncomplicate the number of problems that are coming in the
way of successfully using this resource. With all the possible help and
funding these researchers are getting from the government, they actually
might succeed in getting rid of all these problems.
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