Cord blood has significant medical value and can be used widely in transplant medicine, it's also regarded as "The First Gift" from God to a baby. Collecting cord blood is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the time of delivery.
In 1988, a 5-year-old boy suffering from Fanconi's Anemia successfully received transplantation of his younger sister's cord blood, which was the first clinical application of cord blood and aroused worldwide enthusiasm about cord blood storage. At present, Haematopoietic stem cells or HSCs have been used to treat up to 113 diseases and Cord blood is a rich source of HSCs5,6. These treatable diseases include: cancers, blood-related, immunity and metabolic disorders. There are over 600,000 successful cord blood transplant cases over the world5. 100 cord blood transplant cases were performed in Hong Kong, which included both children and adults.
According to the guideline (February 2008 issue) of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists8, it is recommended doctors should provide balanced and accurate information of cord blood banking for expectant parents, as well as the pros and cons of public versus private cord blood banking. 28 states, cover 78% new born in U.S even have legislations to help expectant parents become aware of cord blood banking options9. It shows the medical value of cord blood.
During pregnancy, parents already have lots on their minds, however, banking cord blood is actually very simple and it can offer children and their families a lifetime health protection. Cord blood can be used for autologous and allogeneic transplantation, it is 100% genetic match to the baby, have up to 75% chance matched with siblings and parents.
Parents wish their children can grow up healthily and happily, storing cord blood is like buying an health insurance, giving children and families the strongest back-up for the unknown futureHealthBaby Consultant
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The recipient is at lower risk of complications by cord blood transplant, no rejection for own use and low rejection when donating to others.
Treatable Disease Types
At present, Haematopoietic stem cells or HSCs have been used to treat up to 113 diseases and Cord blood is a rich source of HSCs5,6. These treatable diseases include: