As has stated the family in various media, the decision to keep the stem cells from the umbilical cord has been your best life insurance and has allowed them to see birth her daughter twice. The parents of the minor not doubted him, to learn that they were expecting a child, were reported and opted to preserve the umbilical cord blood in a private bank. It’s the first case in Spain, but it is not the only one in the world. The month of September another minor survived cancer in the nervous system thanks to, among other things, his own umbilical cord blood transplant. The patient is stable although still recovering from his illness; treatment with transplantation of stem cells of peripheral blood and umbilical cord of the patient, has been able to recover the smallest hematopoietic system and it seems that his illness is stabilized. Cord blood has in this case been used for transplantation autologous (for own girl) and this along with allogeneic transplantation domestic (between members of the family, usually brothers), is for what the families decide to save their children’s umbilical cord blood.
The blood of the umbilical cord, can only be removed minutes after the baby’s birth. This blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells and is used today for performing hematopoietic transplantation after intensive chemotherapy treatment in various types of cancer. This type of application of units from private banks, once again confirms what has been commenting in recent years: umbilical cord blood should be donated for the public system or stored in a private for use autologous or allogeneic family Bank. Aside from the possible current applications, are investigating other possible uses in regenerative medicine that we hope will allow us to expand the indications that currently has the umbilical cord blood. IVIDA therefore recommends parents save blood from the umbilical cord of his son for being an excellent cell source with which to perform a transplant hematopoietic autologous or allogeneic intra-family a compatible brother.