Category Archives: Perinatal stem cells banking
Perinatal stem cells banking an open window to the future of medicine?
Research from the last years have shown that besides cord blood, the fetal annexes (umbilical cord tissue, placenta, amniotic membranes) represent reach sources of a diversity types of stem cells and progenitors.
These are in generally referred to as perinatal stem cells and may represent an important source of cells to be used in the future for currently standard treatments or in regenerative medicine.
Collection of these tissues is free of any risk, nor for newborn or for mother, representing the most safest, simple and non-invasive mean of getting stem cells.
Used from a single source or in different combination these cells have the potential to be used for saving lives or for increasing the quality of life.
Patients having one of the current standard indication of hematopoietic stem cells transplant or a degenerative disease may benefit today or in the future from the treatment with perinatal stem cells.
3. What kind of tests are performed in order to check the immunological compatibility between the donor and recipient? HLA typing is a special kind of test which is performed in order to check the immunological compatibility between the donor and recipient. HLA genes have many possible variations, some of them having hundreds of identified…Read more
"Who can be used for a cord blood unit stored in a family bank?" is one of the frequent questions addressed by the future parents considering to collect and store stem cells at birth of their child. Before diving into a detailed presentation of this topic is very important to highlight the following 4 basic principles:…Read more
The current post "Public and Private Cord Blood Banking For Potential Future Transplantation" is the continuation of the first post written in December , concerning the article published in Pediatrics Journal “Cord Blood Banking for Potential Future Transplantation” This medical article is the updated version of the “Cord Blood Banking for Potential Future Transplantation” published in 2007.…Read more
Recently an updated version of “Cord Blood Banking for Potential Future Transplantation” policy statement has been published under authority of American Academy of Pediatrics. Almost 10 years passed since the first version of “Cord Blood Banking for Potential Future Transplantation” has been published in “Pediatrics” journal. The authors point out that revising of the article…Read more