In a recent study, nearly 4,000 people in the Philippines were diagnosed with Leukemia, making it one of the leading causes of death in the country. Among those diagnosed, about 5.3% of them succumb to this disease. And Leukemia also do not spare any race, age and sex. So it is best to know more about this silent killer to have better chances of overcoming this disease.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow (which produces blood cells). A person who has leukemia suffers from an abnormal production of blood cells, generally leukocytes (white blood cells).
Though the cause of this disease is still unknown amidst medical advancements,what’s known about leukemia is having many types that continue to plague people.
Having this condition means always lingering with a threat to life. That’s why knowing how to fight this off or knowing how to counter leukemia as soon as possible.
One treatment, aside from chemotherapy, that is gaining attention all over the world is stem cell transplant using cord blood. Cord blood is the blood remains from the umbilical cord after birth.
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.
Cordlife Philippines, the country’s first and only private cord processing and cryo-preservation 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
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