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The Most Successful Transplant Cases in Hong Kong

5 children have successfully restored their healthy life using the cord blood stem cells stored in HealthBaby

Successful Transplant Cases in Hong Kong

5 children have successfully restored their healthy after transplants.

Global successful transplant cases

There are over 60,000 successful cord blood transplant cases over the world

Potential application of stem cells

The number of FDA regulated clinical trials related to cord blood medical applications is constantly on the rise each year.

How to Choose a Cord Blood Bank FAQs

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The Most Successful Transplant Cases in Hong Kong

HealthBaby Hong Kong is the cord blood bank with the most transplant cases in Hong Kong. 2 children suffered from cerebral palsy and 1 child suffered from neuroblastoma were successfully treated by cord blood they saved at HealthBaby upon birth, 1 more child suffered from Fanconi’s Anemia successfully used related allogeneic cord blood for transplantation. In 2022, 1 child suffered from Thalassemia Major successfully used related allogeneic cord blood for transplantation.

Autologous Transplants in Hong Kong

Release No. Year of Therapy Medical Condition Transplant Region Transplant Hospital
1 2010 Cerebral Palsy United States The Duke University Medical Center
2 2011 Cerebral Palsy United States The Duke University Medical Center
3 2013 Neuroblastoma Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital

Related Allogeneic Transplants in Hong Kong

Release No. Year of Therapy Medical Condition Transplant Region Transplant Hospital
1 2014 Fanconi’s Anemia Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital
2 2022 Thalassemia Major Hong Kong Hong Kong Children’s Hospital

Most Asked Questions by Parents Related to Cord Blood Banking

What disease can cord blood heal?

Until June 2016, up to 113 diseases had been treated with cord blood transplants5,6. They could be divided into 7 categories, namely: Leukemia, Lymphomas, other Disorders of Blood Cell Proliferation, Inherited Disorders of Immune System, Inherited Metabolic Disorders, other Cancers and others.

Detail about 113 treatable disease please refer to Diseases Treated by Cord Blood Transplantation.

What is the difference between cord blood and umbilical cord?

Cord blood and umbilical blood contain two different stem cells which are widely adopted in different medical aspects. Cord blood is a rich source of HSCs which can create the blood and immune cells. Cancers, blood-related, immunity and metabolic diseases can be treated by cord blood. Umbilical cord is a rich source of MSCs which can create structural and connective tissues. Apart from minimizing GvHD in directed and unrelated allogeneic cord blood transplants, MSCs can apply to chronic illnesses treatment, regenerative medicines as well as organ and tissue engineering. Since cord blood and umbilical cord are rich sources of different types of stem cells, they may help to repair the body in different ways.

Can the cord blood and umbilical cord be stored permanently?

Stem cells will stop all physiological activities and remain dormant in -196℃ liquid nitrogen. Therefore, the stem cells can be permanently stored theoretically19. Professor Hal E. Broxmeyer (microbiology and immunology) is a pioneer who advocates of cord blood stem cells cryogenic storage. He proved that stem cells stored for years were still very regenerative, indicating that the stem cells stored in 1985 and 1986 could still be applied to patients for transplant33.

On the contrary, there is no factual basis for the claim of stem cells being able to store permanently under -135℃. Noted that using the vapor nitrogen storage system would cause temperature fluctuation upon stem cells storage and thawing and seriously affect the viability of all samples' stem cells.

Almost all public cord blood banks, including worldwide large blood banks, use liquid nitrogen for stem cells storage.

How much does the cord blood storage service charge?

Entrusted by most parents in Hong Kong1, Healthbaby has a very comprehensive service coverage. Apart from the traditional liquid nitrogen storage plan, HealthBaby also pioneered to provide the advanced BioArchive® System. All storage plan of HealthBaby adopts the expensive liquid nitrogen as storage medium to provide the most stable tempertature for stem cell viability, providing the most quality umbilical cord and cord blood storage service.

To cater for different needs of clients, HealthBaby's cord blood and umbilical cord storage plan have very flexible and comprehensive service plan. Regarding cord blood plan, clients could select the storage plan base on the storage and processing system needs.

The umbilical cord and cord blood service fee already includes registration fee, processing fee and 18 years storage fee, no any additional charge during the contracted year. Extra discounted would be provided for registering both umbilical cord and cord blood storage plan. HealthBaby existing customers and other cord blood bank customers could also enjoy special offers. Please contact us for deatils and any enquiries.

For more details of cord blood service plan please refer to Service Plan.

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