Peripheral Blood Stem Cell
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF STEM CELLS
Stem cells are your own body’s injenious cells that assist in tissue repair at sites of injury. With their regenerative properties, they help in the repair of damaged organs, injured tissue, and cellular disorders of the blood and immune system. Procedures involving adult stem cells have proven successful in various diseases. Peripheral Blood Stem Cells (PBSCs) are obtained from your bloodstream and have been shown to differentiate into different types of cells. Currently used extensively, successfully and safely in blood disorders and cancer treatments but can potentially assist you also in brain injuries/conditions, osteoarthritis. sport injuries, traumas and chronic wounds as burns and diabetes.
Peripheral Blood Stem Cells (PBSCs) are obtained from your bloodstream and have been shown to differentiate into different types of cells. Currently used extensively, successfully and safely in blood disorders and cancer treatments but can potentially assist you also in brain injuries/conditions, osteoarthritis. sport injuries, traumas and chronic wounds as burns and diabetes.
Now. for all who missed out on cord blood banking [only available at birth]. THAI Stem Life offers THAI Stemlife Adult stem cell banking. THAI Stemlife is able to harvest your own peripheral blood stem cells and tore these stem cells under cryogenic conditions for potential future use.
BENEFITS OF STEM CELL BANKING
Keep healthy cells for future use.
Adult stem cell storage allows you to collect and preserve your healthy cells for use in the future. before any unexpected malignancies or debilitating diseases.
Don’t wait for a matching donor.
Before PBSC stem cell banking technology was available, many patients with blood-related disorders had to wait for a matching donor to receive stem cell treatment. Up to 70% of patients needing ·stem cells for transplantation fail to find them in time. Storing your own stem cells eliminates this waiting time and ensures you have your own stem cells available for use if needed.
Your own cells for your own use.
With THAI Stemlife Adult, you can use your own stem cells without major concerns about Grant-vs-Host Disease IGvHDl. a possible occurrence with allogeneic [non-self) procedures.
Storing with THAI Stem Life gives you peace of mind that your stem cells are available when you require them.
PERIPHERAL BLOOD STEM CELLS
Currently, bone marrow stem cells are harvested through a surgical process involving drilling into the bone, causing blood loss and discomfort to the patient and requiring hospitalization and anaesthesia. THAI Stemlife employs an easy and convenient process to collect your stem cells. This procedure involves stimulating your stem cells from your bone marrow into the peripheral blood veins before stem cell collection via a process similar to a blood donation.
“Stem cell collection via a process similar to a blood donation.”
STEM CELL PROCESSING & BANKING
This is a process whereby stem cells are collected from the blood stream, and processed to allow for storage without damaging the cells for an indefinite period of time until the cells are required. This procedure ensures that a maximum number of stem cells can be harvested during a single collection.
Health check-up with our doctor [required by THAI Stemlife].
Stem Cell Stimulation step
Daily injections of G-CSF la stem cell stimulating factor!
Your stem cells are collected in 4-5 hours. Blood is withdrawn from one arm, circulated through an apheresis machine and the remaining blood is returned to the client in the opposite arm.
The stem cells are transported to our laboratory by our logistics team for further processing.
HOW CAN I HAVE MY STEM CELLS COLLECTED FROM MY OWN BODY? IS IT A PAINFUL PROCESS?
Advances in medical technology make own stem cell harvesting safe, non-invasive and painless. Mobilization is a very simple process that indllces the stem cells to migrate from the bone marrow into the blood stream for easy, convenient and non-invasive collection. This is done by giving G-CSF once a day consecutively for 5 days. The only pain occurs when the needle is placed. This is tolerated without too much discomfort. The collection of blood stem cells is like routine blood collection and no anaesthesia is required.
HOW LONG CAN MY STEM CELLS BE STORED IN LIQUID NITROGEN?
“There is no evidence at present that stem cells stored at -196 C in an undisturbed manner lose either in vitro-determined viability or biological activity. Therefore, at the current time, no expiration date need be assigned to stem cells stored continuously under Liquid nitrogen”
-Guidelines for Collection, Processing and Storage of stem cells, New York State Department of Health.
Current data reflects that stem cells stored for 23.5 years have the same composition as they did at the time of storage. All science involving cryogenic storage of cells also indicates that the cells should remain viable indefinitely.
POSSIBLE INDICATIONS FOR HEMATOPOIETIC TRANSPLANTATION
Childhood solid tumors
- Wilm’s tumor
- Ewing sarcoryia
- High-grade gliomas [eg, Medulloblastoma)
Malignant or clonal diseases of marrow
- Acute leukemia
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia
- Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Myeloproliferative disorders
- Multiple myeloma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Sickle cell disease
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Renal cell carcinoma
- Testicular cancer
Congenital immune deficiencies
- Severe combined immunodeficiency disease
- Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
- Marrow failure syndromes
- Severe aplastic anemia
- Fanconi anemia
- Diamond-Blackfan anemia [congenital hypoplastic anemia]
Inborn disorders of metabolism
- Mucopolysaccharidoses [eg, Hunter or Hurler syndrome)
- Leukodystrophies [eg, adrenoleukodystrophy)
- Glycoprotein disorders [eg, fucosidosis, mannosidosis]
- Lysosomal disorders [eg, Gaucher, Pompe, or Neimann-Pick disease)
- Osteogenesis imperfecta
- Paroxysmall nocturnal hemoglobinuria
- Acquired aplastic anemia
- Multiple sclerosis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Autoimmune disorders
DID YOU KNOW?
Currently used extensively, successfully and safely in blood disorders and cancer treatments.