Baby cord blood banking in India
The greatest donation one can make is the gift of life. The best thing is that donating life is not as difficult as it sounds. You can donate life to others in a number of ways. First of all, comes blood donation. We are all aware of the sheer number of accidents and surgical operations happening all around the world at a single moment. Needless to say, the demand for blood is extremely high and the supply against it is extremely low. In fact, thousands of people die around the globe due to the unavailability of blood. If you donate blood on a regular basis, you can save several lives. Donating blood is also quite simple. All you have to do is to register yourself in a blood bank. They would give you a call every time there is need of blood. Contrary to popular beliefs that donating blood can cause deficiency of blood in the body, it is actually very good for the health of your circulatory system. When you donate blood, the blood stem cells produce fresh red blood corpuscles. So, you need not worry at all.
Secondly, comes organ donation. There are a number of organs in our body which can be transplanted to the bodies of other people without any functional issues. However, when we die, all our organs, which could have been used to save others’ lives, are wasted. For organ donation too, you would be required to register with any organ donation organization. They would make you sign a document which would demand your consent that your transplantable organs can be removed from your body upon your death.
Third, and probably the latest form of life donation is the donation of umbilical cord. It might be relatively new in India, but baby cord blood banking infrastructure is being developed at a fast pace in almost all the metropolitan cities of the country. Umbilical cords are the richest source of stem cells which can used for treating a number of complex and congenital diseases. This is the reason why the government is trying to popularise umbilical cord donation in the society.
If you want to contribute to baby stem cell preservation, you should take the initiative to both donate stem cells and raise awareness about it among the common people. Among general population, the umbilical cord is considered a waste product and is thrown away after the delivery of the baby. This notion needs to be changed so that more and more come forward to contribute to the cause of stem cell preservation.
If you are interested to know more regarding newborn stem cell collection and cord blood banking, you should visit any stem cell preservation bank in your city.