Leukemia is a deadly disease. In the Philippines alone, about 3,977 were diagnosed(year 2012) with this silent killer making it to be one of the leading causes of death in the country. Among those diagnosed, about 5.3% of them succumb to this disease. Male, female, adult, or child, whatever race you may be, you are not spared of the possibility of having Leukemia.
Leukemia has many types. Some are more common in children and others occur mostly in adults. Chemotherapy is just one of the medical treatments a Leukemia patient has to undergo. But of course if you have all the means and the financial capability, you would definitely take advantage of every treatment available that can cure or at least prolong the life of your loved one who is suffering from this disease.
Another treatment for leukemia is Stem Cell Transplant using cord blood. Cord Blood is the blood remains in the umbilical cord after birth. It contains the healthiest stem cell treatment that can replenish blood, regenerate damaged bone marrow, treat blood cancers and correct genetic defects. It is also a potential source for cellular therapy and regenerative medicine. Through cord blood banking, there’s a chance now to survive fatal genetic diseases like Leukemia and other blood-related diseases.
Just recently, Cordlife Philippines, the country’s 1st and only private cord processing and cryopreservation facility, launched One Blood, a national advocacy in partnership with the Philippine Society of Maternal fetal Medicine(PSMFM) to create awareness on cord blood banking’s importance as an available standard option for families who may need stem cell transplant.
Through the One Blood advocacy, FREE cord blood banking will be given to chosen pregnant mothers with family history of diseases or with family members with disease/s that can be treated by cord blood and candidates for stem cell transplantation.
Cordlife’s One Blood beneficiaries can also make use of the following services:
- Transplant Care
- Cord Blood Network
- Cordlife Quality Guarantee
We all know that Stem Cell Therapy is quite expensive and not all can afford it. But it’s good to know that there’s an advocacy like this which can help families or patients to avail this kind of treatment, giving them a chance for cure and be able to enjoy life much longer.
For more information about Cordlife’s One Blood, you may call (02)332-1888, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.cordlife.ph