Iran stores 65K umbilical cord blood samples

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) – Managing Director of Royan Stem Cells Technologies Company has announced the storage of 65 thousand umbilical cord blood samples in the country deeming it as unparalleled in the region.

Addressing some managers of Royan Cord Blood Bank, Morteza Zarrabi said, “the bank owns 23 representatives in the region the number of which will increase by the end of this Iranian year to carry out of the task of informing families who are on the verge of giving birth to a child in need of cold blood storage."

“Our main goal is to increase the number of samples and to supply samples of stem cells required by transplant centers to provide patients with the necessary stem cells." he added.

Zarrabi further maintained that, “we are also planning to provide facilities for transfer of technical knowledge on stem cell storage to neighboring countries."

Rich in hematopoietic stem cells, cord blood is used in treating various blood-based diseases and conditions including thalassemia, leukemia, immune deficiency, congenital anemia, cerebral palsy and various types of transplantation. It is the blood that remains in the placenta after the baby is born.


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