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Cord blood therapy

Cord blood therapy uses the stem cells in the umbilical cord blood. These stem cells are undeveloped and hence these are not rejected by the immune system of the body in which it is transplanted.



Cord blood therapy is used to treat cancers, blood disorders and metabolic disorders in children and adults. Leukemia and anemia are treated with the cord blood therapy.

For patients suffering from leukemia the blood cells are over produced due to the defect in the stem cells. In anemic patient the blood cells are under produced. Hence there is a need for the transplantation of the stem cells.

Cord blood therapy rectifies the defects in metabolism if the stem cells are used for treatment. Discrepancies in metabolism can be stopped without complicating with the cord blood therapy.

Statistics reveal that using cord blood therapy is less risky than the other methods like the bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells transplant. Cord blood therapy is found to be better than the bone marrow therapy.

The cord blood therapy or the bone marrow therapy requires chemotherapy. The patient might be exposed to chemotherapy for even 2 weeks.

Consult your doctor on the effects of such therapies on your body. Cord blood therapy is becoming popular now due to its effectiveness in the treatment.

Since cord blood is necessary for the treatment the doctors have to depend on the private and the public cord blood bank for the source of stem cells.

The umbilical cords of the new born are the source of stem cells where the umbilical cord blood is found. Certain genetic health problems can be treated with the cord blood therapy.

This therapy is popular among the doctors since the stem cells that are got from the cord blood are not rejected by the body and the chances for rejection are very less when compared to the bone marrow and peripheral blood cells.

The recipient’s body is not attacked by the transplanted cells since these cells do not have fully developed immune cells.

Availability of the cord blood is easier than the bone marrow and hence it is used more often than the bone marrow for treatment.





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