What is a stem cell?
Young, unspecialised cells can change into the various different types of cells the human body needs for growth and repair.
Cells that can divide and multiply rapidly when needed.
What diseases can stem cells cure?
What is the best way to get stem cells?
Umbilical cord blood/tissue
Bone marrow ( marrow transplant)
What do umbilical cord stem cells do?
Stem cells start off as unspecialised cells. Given the right chemical and genetic signals, they can develop into many different cell types such as blood, bone, tissue and organ cells.
An umbilical cord stem cell transplant can be used to replace diseased cells with healthy new cells.