Stem cells are parent cells which transform into other cells in the body.
This ability to differentiate into any desired tissue or organ makes them exceptional. No other cells in the body does show it.
This property to form other body cells is made as an application in medicine.
They are isolated and then stored to use them in future in organ damage or tissue replacements.
They are generally obtained from the bone marrow of adult person. In new born. they are obtained from umbilical cord.
Stem cells storage is rapidly gaining importance due to rise in incidence of diseases which require tissue repair. By this stem cell therapy, the are hope to treat even some dreadful diseases. Some of them include disorders like cancer, diabetes, genetic disorders etc.
Stem cells storage
Any living tissue once isolated from a living being gets damaged over time. This is because of the saprophytic bacteria. But isolated tissues can be stored for long time in safe from by use of cold temperatures.
Stem cells are stored after obtaining them from the blood of baby umbilical cord. They are stored in stem cell banks.
Stem cell banking is done with intention to use those stored stem cells in times of need of any family members health issue. Trying to use stem cells from any donor has possibility of allergic reactions and sometimes even rejections. So using of cells from same family can be advantageous.