Stem Cell Reviews and Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 27–30 | Cite as

Stem Cell Transplants at Childbirth

  • Paul R. Sanberg
  • Dong-Hyuk Park
  • Cesar V. Borlongan
Article

Abstract

Autologous transplantation of stem cells is a natural phenomenon at birth in mammals via the umbilical cord. Here, we discuss that a delay in the cord clamping may increase stem cell supply to the baby, thereby allowing an innate stem cell therapy that can render acute benefits in the case of neonatal disease, as well as long-term benefits against age-related diseases.

Keywords

Stem cell transplantation Umbilical cord blood Fetal stem cells 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Sanberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dong-Hyuk Park
    • 1
    • 3
  • Cesar V. Borlongan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery and Brain RepairUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain RepairCollege of Medicine, Office of Research and Innovation, University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurosurgery, Korea University Medical CenterKorea University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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