The first cord blood transplantation was carried out in 6 October 1988 in a patient with Fanconi's anemia. After that successful transplantation, cord blood transplantations have increased in the world.
Umbilical Cord Blood: It is blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord after childbirth.
How is Cord Blood collected?: After the delivery of the baby, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The baby is no longer attached to the umbilical cord. The remaining blood is collected using special cord blood collection bags containing anticoagulant.
How is Cord Blood processed?: Cord bloods are processed by means of special closed systems produced with the last technology in GMP laboratories. Stem cell counts and cell viability analysis are applied.
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How is Cord Blood stored?: After processing and counting stem cells, they are stored in liquid nitrogen tanks. If necessary, cord blood is transferred to treatment centre.
In which diseases are cord blood-derived stem cells used?:
Childhood/adult leucemia and lymphoma
Cerebral Palsy (It causes physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement)
Type I Diabetes
How many years are these stem cells stored?:
Cord blood can be stored healthily for 15 years according to Regulations of Cord Blood Banking.