Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2020

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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“Cut the Cord but don’t throw it away”- Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Address:   Rashmi, Kavita Pillai
Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00039.6

Umbilical cord blood stem cell transplantation has been used to cure many malignant disorders, hematological conditions, immune deficiency disorders and inherited metabolic disorders. Cord Blood Collection procedure is safe for mother as well as baby in an otherwise uncomplicated delivery. According to Indian academy of pediatrics public cord blood banking should be promoted over private banking. Private cord blood banking is highly recommended when an already existing family member is suffering from diseases managed by stem cell transplantation. Otherwise, private cord blood banking is not a ‘biological insurance’, and should not be encouraged. At present, autologous cord stem cells cannot be used for treating diseases of genetic origin, metabolic disorders and hematological cancers. Advertisements for private umbilical cord blood banking are often misleading.
Umbilical cord blood, Stem cell transplantation, Public and Private banking.
Rashmi, Kavita Pillai. “Cut the Cord but don’t throw it away”- Umbilical Cord Blood Banking. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2020; 8(2):165-168.
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