A stem cell is a cell that has the unique ability to develop into various specialized cells in the body. Hence, they are used to replace damaged/ diseased cells and tissues in the body. Haematopoietic stem cells ate used widely to treat disorders of the blood and bone marrow.
Donating stem cells
Stem cells are classified depending on their origin as:
People usually volunteer to donate stem cells for an allogeneic transplant either because they have a loved one who needs a match or because they want to help people. Some people register with a ‘stem cell registry’ to help donate their stem cells to unrelated individuals when the need arises.
HLA matching :
Facilities available at our Stem cell Centre :