stem cell storage banks information

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Offline zabreen aisha

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stem cell storage banks information
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:24:13 PM »
I am father of 3.5 Yrs old thallasmic daughter and planning for stem cell storage I want to know which stem cell storge bank in India is reliable and economical for storing her sibling's cord cells My wife's thirty first pregnancy week running Thanx waiting for timely reply
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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 06:52:34 AM »
Hi,

I don't have the answer to your question, but I inform you that Dr. Pietro Sodani (Cure Thalassemia scientific coordinator) in case of HLA matched sibling suggests to use the bone marrow and not the cord blood.
The reason is that with the bone marrow there is a lower risk both of rejection and to have a graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).
Furthermore, in the bone marrow there is usually a greater number of stem cells useful for the transplant.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 01:57:38 PM by EugenioLaMesa »
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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 08:01:04 AM »
Thank u very much dear
At present I m collecting information on both treatments but want to keep cord stem cells on safe side so that in future it can be useful.
Where I can get comparative study on BMT and stem cell transplant

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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 06:28:18 AM »
Where I can get comparative study on BMT and stem cell transplant

I'll ask to Dr. Sodani (who is now out for some days) and I'll let you know.
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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 12:37:46 PM »
Thanks dear
I will be waiting for your reply with  Dr Sodani  opinion

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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 09:04:40 AM »
Aisha,

If you're in India, there is banks for it like "Lifecell" as you maybe recently seeing an advertisement for it on TV too.

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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 12:42:06 PM »
Presently I am having discussions with lifecell representative but still searching for more options by quality and charges

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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 05:18:17 AM »
Dont go by advertising. I recommend stemcyte. Most doctors around the world use cord from stemcyte fof transplant. They have the best sop for storing, retrieving and transporting cord blood. Their storing process results in minimum loss of cell count.
Regular transfusion, Keeping pre transfusion HB above 10 and Iron Chelation are the three mantras for thals to stay healthy.

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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 09:49:39 AM »
Dont go by advertising. I recommend stemcyte. Most doctors around the world use cord from stemcyte fof transplant. They have the best sop for storing, retrieving and transporting cord blood. Their storing process results in minimum loss of cell count.
Good to know. Yes I don't give much importance to advertising companies too in general but Lifecell is a world renowned company so I thought maybe that helps. Nice to know that we have good options today. :)
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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 02:57:19 PM »
someone suggested me to go for nearest bank with your location to get the max vol. so I went with CryoBank Gurgaon.

You can also look for nearest location Bank.

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Re: stem cell storage banks information
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2014, 01:59:14 PM »
I've asked to Dr. Sodani and he is not aware of a scientific paper with a comparative study between BMT and cord blood in thalassemia.

Anyway if you read in one of the previous posts there is his opinion and experience on this topic.
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