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Can Stem Cells Prevent Anaemia?

Stem cell storage, therapy, and transplants can be an effective preventative procedure in the fight against anaemia. Anaemia is the most common blood condition in the world, and the reduction or abnormality of red blood cells can affect everyone at some stage in their life.

Certain forms of anaemia are hereditary and recessive, genetically passed on to infants from their parents at the time of birth. Anaemia can also develop because of lifestyle choices, diets, and various conditions and medication side effects. Storing stem cells with Stem Protect in the UK could provide your family with the best chance of fighting all types of anaemia.

You can bank stem cells from umbilical cords, milk teeth, or even adult teeth with a simple, painless, and non-invasive procedure. Cell banking is affordable and gives you peace of mind, knowing that should you ever need a stem cell transplant or regenerative work, you’re prepared to face the future with the best possible care.

What is anaemia?

Anaemia is a medical condition where the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells or the haemoglobin concentration within them is too low. This means the blood has a reduced capacity to carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. Many types of anaemia can be short and long-term.

Some of the main symptoms of anaemia include tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Anyone can experience anaemia and the potential causes include nutrient deficiencies, infections, inherited red blood cell disorders, and chronic diseases. Anaemia particularly affects young children, menstruating adolescent girls and women, and pregnant and postpartum women.

How is anaemia treated?

Treatments for anaemia depend on the cause. Common treatments for specific kinds of anaemia include:

  • Iron and vitamin supplements – taking iron supplements is a common treatment for iron deficiency anaemia. Dietary supplements may also help treat folic acid and vitamin B-12 deficiency.
  • Diet changes – people with iron and/or vitamin deficiency anaemia may be asked to change their diet to improve the chance of absorbing iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid.
  • Blood transfusions – aplastic, chronic, and bone marrow-related anaemias may be treated with a blood transfusion or bone marrow transplant.
  • Medication – hemolytic anaemias might be treated by taking medicines that lower immune system activity if the immune system is attacking red blood cells.
  • IV – oxygen, pain relievers, and fluids delivered through an intravenous (IV) drip might reduce pain and complications caused by sickle cell anaemia.

How is anaemia treated with stem cells?

Stem cell therapy and transplants can be used to try and treat various types of anaemia. They can replenish and replace damaged cells caused by anaemia or the effects of chemotherapy. We provide stem cell banking facilities to help you fight some of the most aggressive types of anaemia:

  • Aplastic anaemia – a pathological condition in which the body does not produce enough red blood cells to function properly. This results in various symptoms and susceptibility to several infections. An allogeneic stem cell transplant is the only feasible cure for aplastic anaemia. Allogeneic stem cells come from a donor, who could be a sibling, another family member, or from your own stored cells.
  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia – believed to be genetic and transferred from mother to baby at birth. Umbilical cord blood contains potentially lifesaving stem cells that can develop into various cell types in the body such as bone, blood, tissue, and organs.
  • Fanconi anaemia (FA) – a rare condition that affects the reproduction of blood cells in the bone marrow and response to DNA. Though it’s rare, Fanconi anaemia has benefited from a lot of research into therapies and treatments, especially cell transplants, which is a particularly effective treatment that provides victims with a longer life span.
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) – a rare, chronic, debilitating disorder that most frequently shows from early adulthood, and is usually a lifelong condition. It’s probably the most aggressive type of anaemia and can greatly benefit from stem cell implant banking.

Fight anaemia with Stem Protect

Thinking about the risk of anaemia and having the hindsight to bank your stem cells with Stem Protect could provide you and your family with an improved chance of fighting anaemia, should it occur. Our consultations are free, and our competent and friendly staff will guide you through all the different harvesting and storing options to satisfy your needs.

Bank your stem cells with us in confidence, and plan for a brighter future. Life is a journey, and it can change course when you least expect it, so it’s crucial you think about the future of your family by banking stem cells with us at Stem Protect.

At Stem Protect, we don’t offer therapies for anaemia. Storing your stem cells with us means we can provide your medical team with pristine samples of your cells, should you ever need them. Get in touch with us for further information about stem cell banking and book a free consultation today.

Call 0800 211 8389 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation.

Discover how stem cells can treat other conditions

Stem cell banking and therapy can help treat various other conditions. Learn more in our guides:

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