Why is Umbilical Cord Blood Important?
The blood in the umbilical cord us a source of STEM CELLS. These are special cells which have the ability to grow and develop into many different cell types in the body. They are thus of use in many diseases including cancer.
Then should one not store their umbilical cord blood?
The answer to this is Yes and No. The idea to store umbilical cord blood is
15th Feb is celebrated as International Childhood Cancer Day every year across the world. This day celebrates those who have successfully conquered this disease and remembers those who did not make it. It spotlights the problem and the solutions. It brings together all stakeholders who are fighting to address this problem.
On this occasion several international and national organisations