Latest Developments in Stem Cell Therapy 2015

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Stem cells derived from umbilical cord are widely used to treat cancer, autism and other deadly diseases. Read more here about the latest advancements in stem cells therapy 2015.

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Latest developments in Stem Cell Therapy:

Latest developments in Stem Cell Therapy

A brief overview of stem cell usage in medicine over the years:

A brief overview of stem cell usage in medicine over the years Over the years, stem cells are becoming increasingly popular.

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In 2010, there were 57900 hematopoietic stem cell transplants done. This shows that there has been a 35% increase in the past five years

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In 2014 alone, almost 78000 hematopoietic stem cell transplants were performed world wide

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Transplants using stem cells found in the umbilical cord accounted for more than 30000 transplants

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In 2009, the number was only 11000. This shows a massive increase in the number of transplants performed using stem cells present in the umbilical cord.

The various cell therapies world wide :

The various cell therapies world wide Hematopoietic stem cells are recovered from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood or peripheral blood

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The various cell therapies first used: Bone Marrow Transplant – 1956 Peripheral Blood Transplant – 1986 Bone Marrow Transplant – 1988

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Umbilical cord blood is the second most common source of stem cells for cell therapy

Ways to handle cord blood:

Ways to handle cord blood There are mainly 3 different ways you can handle your baby’s umbilical cord blood: Publicly donate Privately bank Discard as medical waste

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In a recent study in the US, 77% of 600+ parents had not heard about stem cell banking

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Only 23% were aware of the process

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Lack of awareness is causing the umbilical cord to go as medical waste

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Most people don’t realize that cord blood treatment is fast, non-invasive and completely pain-free

A few diseases curable with stem cell therapy:

A few diseases curable with stem cell therapy More than 80 diseases can be currently treated with stem cells.

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The diseases include sickle cell disease, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, other forms of cancer, auto immune diseases and anemia

Stem cells being used to treat Autism:

Stem cells being used to treat Autism Autism is a complex development disorder affecting behavior, language and social skills

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A institute performed a trial to see if autism can be treated using stem cell therapy

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There are a number of known causes but there is no cure for autism.

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In the US, 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with Autism and boys are affected 5 times more than girls.

Want to know more about stem cell therapy and banking?:

Want to know more about stem cell therapy and banking? There are many ways you can store your baby’s cord blood for future needs

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