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HOW DOES THE CORD BLOOD CELL WORK?

Cord Blood also contains all the normal elements of blood including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), platelets and plasma. A variety of stem cells are also found in cord blood, but the highest concentration is of Hematopoietic (blood forming) Stem Cells, which are similar to those found in the Bone Marrow. This is why cord blood can be used for Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT).

Cord blood is now increasingly considered as an alternative to bone marrow, and a reliable source of stem cells for treating various blood and immune system related diseases. Cord blood transplants are also performed for patients with metabolic and selected genetic disorders.