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What you need to know about stem cells


Before you give birth to a baby today, you don't just have to think about buying blue or pink clothes and how to decorate your nursery. We also need to decide whether or not to invent a leash.

In a couple of weeks Dorottya Serfzy's baby girl is born. They have already decided to drop stem cells from both the baby kцldцkzsinуrvйrйbхl, both from the braille cord, since their three-year-old baby boy used this procedure. "Everything on the Internet can be read about the genealogy letter: it is the best thing in the world, and it is good for nothing. The decision was clear to us because now in the treatment of many diseases it is possible to use stem cells from the genital tract. We are talking about a very long time, since the cell bank stores the frozen sample for at least twenty to twenty years. As medicine has progressed in the past twenty years, I hope it will develop at least as much as the next twenty years. This is a long time to put faith in the future, and we trust that more and more areas will be able to use stem cells from the genus, "says Dorottya. "He also suggested the stem cell detachment and since he saw one of his own eyes cell bank Belgian Laboratory, he could kindly recommend. The biggest risk in such an investment is that you enter into a contract for twenty to twenty years. Generally, it doesn't matter if you keep a sample in a sufni or a bomb-proof laboratory, as well as whether or not the label will die after a year. Money is the only risk here, and there is no risk of losing it. Luckily, we could afford it, so we weren't very weighed. If we ever needed a sample taken in life because of a disease, we wouldn't want to hit our heads in the wall to not live with such an opportunity. "

What are stem cells for?

Cancerous stem cells are today primarily used in the treatment of cancerous, immune and cancerous diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma or bone marrow failure. These are mostly diseases that they хssejt-transzplantбciуval can be cured effectively.
However, cancerous stem cells are not only extracted from the cord blood, since everyone has stem cells in their bone marrow. These can be recovered in later adulthood - either by surgery, directly from the bone marrow, or by bleeding after a few days of medication.
The advantage of stem cells derived from genetic cord blood is that they are very young, so they have not been harmed by disease or environmental effects. Immediately after birth, the obstetrician removes them from the baby's cord. The intervention does not directly affect either the mother or the baby. "After we take the baby cord, we put the baby on the mother's hand. When she puppies, we filter the baby cord and let the blood down. It's not a invasive procedure"We don't blame the mother or the newborn," says Professor Ferenc Bnhidy, deputy director of SOTE II Women's Clinic.
The sampled sample goes to cell bank futuresand then the stem cells are transported to the laboratory, where they are stored at 197 degrees Celsius. The contract usually spans twenty to twenty years, but can be extended indefinitely. Even in the field, it is possible to decide if one wants to strip the baby's stem cells, because there are "panic kits" in every hospital in case someone last minute decides to have a stem cell.

What you need to know about stem cells

There are times when you need a donor

If a child becomes ill and has frozen cord blood stem cells, they may not be used for healing. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, if the disease is of genetic origin, then own stem cells cannot be treated because they also carry genetic defects. In such cases, a donor must be sought. Donor stem cells are also better in certain diseases because they invade residual tumor cells like foreign cells, thereby helping to heal. "There are many diseases where stem cell transplantation is needed, genetic in origin - especially in children. Because a few years old are not due to environmental effects leukйmiбs, but because he is really inclined to it. Csekйly of the esйlye that someone sajбt be kцldцkzsinуrvйr-eredetы хssejtekre szьksйge gyermekkorбban, ezйrt йs the levйtel tбrolбs kцltsйgei no arбnyban the ebbхl szбrmazу elхnyцkkel "- says Dr. Krivбn Gregory, St. Lбszlу Kуrhбz Gyermekhematolуgiai йs Csontvelх-transzplantбciуs Osztбlyбnak vezetх fхorvosa..
Thirteen of the samples frozen from one of the largest domestic cell banks, Cryo-Save, have been used so far. "Of these, in ten cases, frozen stem cells were used for personal purposes and in three cases for brother healing," said Vanda Borsiczky, executive director. "We have been successful in applying anemia, cerebral palsy, childhood malignancy, congenital immunodeficiency, cerebral palsy, and decreased red blood cell formation."

What if there is no stored stem cell?

Every parent has the most horrific chances that his or her child will get sick once and can't help. Many people decide to freezing the cord in order not to get into this position. But what about those who can't afford the $ 3-600 thousand cost of storage? You know they have a solution, too.
If a single stem cell can be used by the operator, they can remove the cells themselves. If donor international donor search is required. There are about 23 million stem cell donors worldwide. Those who need stem cells have a 75-80 percent chance of finding them in just a few weeks. If not, there are always foreign international cell banks to go to kцldцkzsinуrvйr stem cells. Because they are young cells, they have better adaptive capacity, so they can be transplanted into another organism even in the case of smaller transplant antigen matching.
Unfortunately, there are no public cell banks in Hungary for the time being, although these would make donor search very easy. They are aimed at everything else than private banks. Here, do not freeze the stem cells for their own sake, but everyone gives up on their own, and a large bank collects samples from a country. If someone needs stem cells, they are looking for a donor here, not a foreigner. Within a country, they are more likely to be found because the genetic structures are similar. According to Vanda Borsiczky, managing director of Cryo-Save, a private and community cell banks they are good at complementing each other, since, for example, only private banks currently hold a cost chain. A few years ago, the competent ministry also initiated a public cell bank in Hungary, but no steps have been taken to do so.