Stem Cell Research - Cord Blood Stem Cell Awareness Month in India - Cryo-Save

Cryo-Save, Europe's leading stem cell bank announced September as their Cord Blood Stem Cell Awareness Month in India bringing together organizations and individuals around the country to realize and spread the message about the latest advancements in medical science that can save thousands of lives.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, September 21, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - Cryo-Save, Europe's leading stem cell bank announced September as their Cord Blood Stem Cell Awareness Month in India bringing together organizations and individuals around the country to realize and spread the message about the latest advancements in medical science that can save thousands of lives.


Cord Blood Stem Cell Awareness Month is a public education initiative linking researchers, doctors, patients and common public around the country. It provides a platform to appreciate the scientific and clinical developments on stem cells, unfolding the speculations and myths around the concept and therefore encourage more people to store cord blood stem cells. Cryo-Save has taken this initiative to foster greater understanding about cord blood stem cell storage and also its potential applications for various life threatening diseases.

On this occasion, Dr Parijatha Rao, Director, Laboratory Operations, Cryo-Save India, said "We would like to encourage more expectant mothers to store the cord blood as it can extend the mother's care for a life time and thereby ensure the future health of the child".

"Today cord blood stem cells are successfully used to treat nearly 80 diseases like childhood lymphoid cancers, immune deficiencies, blood disorders and several metabolic disorders like Gauchers disease. Ongoing research will explore therapies for various other diseases in the near future. The community must therefore make a concerted effort to support such research and increasing public awareness about cord blood banking is essential. To-day's research is tomorrow's treatment", says Dr. Rajeev V Punjabi

Jack Mark Pinto, Head - Marketing, Cryo-Save India added that "The general awareness about the concept of Cord blood stem cells and its clinical applications is low in India; thereby this kind of awareness initiative can help expectant mothers to take decision wisely"

Cord blood stem cells have generated unprecedented excitement in medical research, creating remarkable breakthroughs. Cord blood stem cells which is the purest form have the potential to treat many devastating, degenerative and induced diseases of the heart, lung, brain, kidney and nervous system (including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease), autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis), immunodeficiency's etc. Globally around 25.3% of stem cell therapies are done to treat Cancer and various neural diseases. The ongoing research and study is certain to explore many more ways of sustaining & safeguarding our life from such disease threat.

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