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Nagpur houses 3 big cord blood banking services

Cord blood banking (CBB) is a service in which the stem cells from umbilical cord of child is stored for future use for treating genetic and non treatable diseases. 3 major cord blood banking companies have opened up centres in Nagpur are Reliance Life Cell, Cryo Bank and Baby Cell. Cord cells are collected within 15 minutes of delivery and maintained in a cold chain and then stored in the respective CBB.


Cord blood banking (CBB) is a service in which the stem cells from umbilical cord of child is stored for future use for treating genetic and non treatable diseases. 3 major cord blood banking companies have opened up centres in Nagpur are Reliance Life Cell, Cryo Bank and Baby Cell. Cord cells are collected within 15 minutes of delivery and maintained in a cold chain and then stored in the respective CBB.

The stem cells obtained from umbilical cord can cure disease like cancer, diabetes, heart and liver disease, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury and stroke. The cost of storing the stem cells is Rs 70,000 – Rs 80,000 for 21 years. Parents with a history of genetic disorders like thalassaemia, sickle cell, leukemia and blood cancer should store cord blood which can be used in future for treating the disease.

CBB is also provided on installment facilities for those who cannot afford to pay the whole sum at a time. They can pay Rs 5000 at the time of registration and then Rs 7000 at the time of storage, then regular monthly installments of Rs 1400. Parents can renew the CBB after 21 years depending on their requirement.

Each sample is stored with a unique bar code during cryopreservation at minus 200 degrees Celsius. Gynecologists refer the CBB people to parents and then they approach the parents with presentations and counseling sessions explaining the benefits of CBB.

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