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Vietnam's 5th cord blood bank

Officially launched on March 11 in Hanoi, the 5th cord blood bank in Vietnam was established by Vinmec International General Hospital. According to Associate Professor, Dr. Bach Khanh Hoa, Director of Vinmec Stem Cell Center: "umbilical cord blood is a precious source of raw materials". After being collected, processed, checked for quality and preserved, it will serve to treat diseases requiring stem cell transplantation such as marrow failure, blood cancer, epidermolysis bullosa, thalassemia and many other diseases. Hematologic malignancies... "No one knows in advance what diseases a baby may have when he or she grows up. If stem cells from cord blood are stored, this will be the most suitable source of cells for treatment. disease for the baby and family”, added Associate Professor Khanh Hoa.

1. The role of cord blood stem cells storage

Stem cells have the ability to self-proliferate and differentiate into many different types of cells, tissues and organs of the body. Using stem cells in the main treatment is to insert young cells into the body so that they can create new types of cells and tissues to supplement or replace damaged and lost organ tissue and cells. . Cord blood is a rich source of stem cells, mainly hematopoietic stem cells (cells that give rise to all the same types of hematopoietic stem cells found in bone marrow). Currently, cord blood stem cells are used to treat more than 80 diseases, including many diseases of the hematopoietic system, inherited immune disorders such as blood cancer, myeloma , myelosuppression, Lymphoma, Thalassemia (hemolytic), thrombocytopenia, epidermolysis... Scientists are also in the period of researching the possibility of curing many other diseases such as autism, diabetes, alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, stroke thanks to this type of cell.

2. Strict cord blood collection and handling process

Xử lý máu cuống rốn
Quy trình phối hợp chặt chẽ tạp sự chủ động nhất trong việc thu thập mẫu máu dây rốn
The collection of cord blood only takes place within 2-5 minutes after birth, while the natural time of childbirth cannot be determined with absolute accuracy, leading to the collection sometimes lacking the initiative and can produce results. women gave birth without taking samples in time. With the closed cycle, this risk will be minimized thanks to the close coordination between the stem cell bank and the operating room and delivery room, creating the most initiative in collecting blood samples. In particular, Vinmec's experts will help families find the right cord blood unit for HLA genotype (a prerequisite for the success of a transplant) in stem cell banks around the world. .
“Storing cord blood is voluntary, based on the parents' understanding and beliefs about the prospects of stem cell application in treatment as well as the desire to ensure the future of the baby's health and well-being. family members.”, Associate Professor, Dr. Bach Khanh Hoa affirmed.

3. BioArchive Automated Cord Blood Storage System

Hệ thống tự động bioarchive
Hệ thống quản lý tối ưu giúp chất lượng tế bào gốc máu cuống rốn được bảo quản tốt nhất
Cord blood storage conditions include a healthy family history, no close relatives with genetic diseases such as Down's disease or other blood diseases such as thalassemia (hemolytic), blood cancer, myeloma. If there is a family member with the disease, the mother should be consulted and have prenatal diagnostic tests.
Before that, there were 4 cord blood banks in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, National Children's Hospital, National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, and Mekostem Company). Vinmec cord blood bank's strength is located in a high-quality international general hospital with a full range of specialties. Especially obstetrics and paediatrics are the leading strengths of the hospital. Therefore, cord blood collection is carried out according to a closed and convenient process. Here, cord blood stem cells are stored by the world's most advanced technology system BioArchive of Thermogenesis with an optimal management system, helping to preserve the best quality of cord blood stem cells for a long time. liquid nitrogen environment for a maximum period of 18-20 years. Stem cell sample quality parameters are built based on FDA standards - the world's leading standard used by most reputable cord blood banks.

SEE ALSO:
How much does cord blood collection cost? Cord blood collection and treatment package Cord blood storage process at Vinmec

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