Genetic disorders are the 4th highest cause of death in the UAE. Here’s how you can help your child.
According to Ministry of Health Statistics genetic disorders are the fourth highest cause of death in the UAE. In addition, the UAE lies at sixth place out of 193 countries for birth defects, mainly due to genetic issues.
The main cause of these issues is marriage between close relatives, something that the UAE authorities are now taking seriously. All marriages that take place in the UAE are subject to pre marital screenings to try and limit the chances of genetic disorders being passed on to children.
The UAE Genetics Diseases Association (UAE GDA) estimates that there may be more than 400 genetic diseases in the country. Whilst prevention is ultimately the best cure for many of these illnesses, if they do occur treatment using stem cells has been proven to be successful in many cases.
Your baby’s stem cells have powerful healing capabilities. Stem cells work like a “bio-repair kit,” helping to heal and restore tissues, and replenish other cells. A single cell can replicate and become many cell types. Cryogenically freezing your newborn’s stem cells preserves them while they are young and in pure condition, so your family can access them in the future for medical therapies.
Today more than 50,000 stem cell transplants are performed each year worldwide to treat some of the following diseases:
If you want to give your children the best gift you can possibly give, storing stem cells at birth is giving them a health insurance policy for life. Stem cells are expanding the possibilities of healthcare. Besides current therapies for cancer and blood diseases, stem cells from newborn cord blood and tissue are being studied for new treatments in regenerative and transplant medicine, including conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, heart defects, and diabetes. With over 80 diseases currently being treated and more being studied every day, banking your newborn’s stem cells can open doors to a world of new possibilities.
Call us on 800 2796 or see our website for more information. Speak to one of our trusted advisors today and let us talk you through this simple procedure that could one day, save a life.