Q4. Which of the following statements is/are true?
- The survival rate is higher when stem cells are transplanted from a relative.
- There is an increased chance of a match between your child’s cord blood and a sibling.
- Your child’s stem cells can also be used for other family members.
- All of the above
Once banked, your child’s cord blood stem cells can provide biological insurance for your entire family. Because cord blood stem cells are at a more primitive stage than bone marrow, they are able to generate a wider variety of tissue types. Furthermore, they proliferate faster and there is a decreased risk of rejection and deadly complications such as Graft-versus-Host Disease.