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present in the umbilical cord of the baby is rich in stem cells. Since
this cells can be used as other types of cells and can be used as building
blocks in the body, these cells are unique particularly from the autologous
person (the same person who is the donor). These stem cells in the umbilical
cord blood are stored and preserved for future use as this would be a
priceless cure. These stem cells can be later reintroduced in the body
to cure certain diseases and also it performs repair work in the body.
Using own cells involves no harm but it is a very good source of stem
cells for the regenerative therapy.
This is because the DNA of cord blood may contain the same error as that of the remaining of the childs DNA. Some of these conditions include x-linked aqueductal stenosis or Trisomy conditions (Down syndrome, Patau syndrome, Edwards syndrome etc).
One such example can be in case of Down syndrome therapy is the increased risk of developing leukemia and the condition is worsened on introducing more number of cells. While there are also the conditions in which the infusion of cord blood would not make any difference in prognosis.
These stem cells are also present in abundance inside the bones of the humans as compared to the ones found in the bloodstream. Thus bone marrow stem cell therapy is regarded as one of the simplest therapies found. It is done as peripheral blood stem cell transplant or adult stem cell transplant.
On the other
hand, since the well-developed blood cells are absent hence there is no
such danger of attack to the recipients body from the transplanted
Thus the umbilical cord blood stem cells are versatile and easily available and hence an important resource in transplant therapies.
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