Welcome to the final part of our four-part article series for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This article will take a closer look at how cord blood stem cells are used to treat blood cancers.
Here is another article dedicated for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the factors that decide which treatment option to consider for blood cancer and the treatment options available for blood cancer patients.
There are a range of factors that will determine the blood cancer treatment regimes that a person will be placed on. These factors include:
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month! To commemorate this important event, we are going to share with you a series of articles talking about blood cancer. In these articles, we will provide you some background information on blood cancer as well as explain the important role of cord blood stem cells in potentially treating blood cancers.
On this first article, we'll start with some of the facts you need to know about blood cancer.
The umbilical cord is a truly remarkable organ. It is a conduit between the mother’s placenta and the foetus, providing the foetus with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood and removing waste. Without a healthy umbilical cord, life would be impossible.
Traditionally, the umbilical cord would be discarded as medical waste after a baby is delivered. However, this has changed in recent years, as researchers have discovered that umbilical cord blood and tissue is a plentiful source of valuable stem cells.