Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation | umbilical cord blood preservation
What is Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation?, How umbilical cord blood preservation is made?, How umbilical blood transplantation is done?, What is meant by Umbilical cord blood?, What is the alternate for bone marrow transplantation?
Children and young adults infected with dreadful blood diseases like leukaemia must undergo a bone marrow transplantation if they wish to get more chances to survive. But not always the bone marrow donor or marrow matchings are found. Incident recodrds are there that patients died since the searching of a suitable bone marrow donor took long time. To solve this problem a new form of blood forming stem cells called Umbilical Cord Blood has been discovered.
Umbilical Cord Blood is the blood which is found left behind in the placenta and the umbilical cord after the delivery of baby. This cord blood is more significantly rich in stem cells. Instead of bone marrow stem cells can be used for transplantation. Umbilical cord blood preservation is very important for the transplantation and this is a difficult process to preserve cord blood.
The stem cells in the cord blood are rich potent and of high to produce the blood cells. Only less serious immunological side effects are caused by cord blood transplants. Umbilical cord blood donors are more common in nature and because of this cord blood matching between donor and recipient is very less critical. Hence the probability of cord blood searching for transplantation more when compared to that of bone marrow.