Q10. Benefits of cord blood compared to bone marrow include:
- Proliferates faster
- Generates a wider variety of tissue types
- Minimizes the risk of Graft versus Host Disease
- All of the above
Your child’s own cord blood stem cells are a perfect match to your child, so any time your child needs them, they are available for immediate use and can save a life. There is no need to search for a matching donor and there is no chance of rejection or tissue incompatibility. Furthermore, there is a reduced risk of infection. Cord blood stem cells are able to proliferate faster and generate a wider variety of tissue types.