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What Are Stem Cells, and Why Are They Important?

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and grow th. In many tissues they serve as an internal repair system, renewing and making other cells.

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Why Are Stem Cell Therapies Important?

Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potential for treating diseases including blood cancers such as leukaemia. Successful stem cell therapies already exist and have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

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Just in Case Your Child Falls Ill

If you have stored stem cells from your baby’s cord blood with one of the top cord blood banks, CellPlan makes it possible for your child or another family member to receive haematopoietic stem cell treatment, from a leading clinical stem cell transplant expert, anywhere in the world.

Why Is Cord Blood Important?
Why Is Cord Blood Important?

Umbilical cord blood can be collected immediately after birth, and contains haematopoietic stem cells with the potential to treat more than 80 diseases and disorders. Cord blood has been used therapeutically for over 20 years, and there have now been over 40,000 cord blood stem cell transplants worldwide.


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