Doctors about stem cells

Jhovnir V.A.

Jhovnir V.A.

MD, chief medical officer at Scientific practical medical center of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac surgery of the Ministry of Health Care of Ukraine
Nowadays scientists all over the world are actively engaged in autologous stem cells research for cardiovascular reconstruction. Umbilical cord blood preserved after birth represents rich and safe stem cells resource. Ukraine has already got functioning umbilical cord blood banks that open great prospect in cardiovascular conditions treatment.
Kaminskiy V.V.

Kaminskiy V.V.

MD, PhD, chief obstetrician of the Ministry of Health Care of Ukraine.
For years only neonatologists have been interested in the umbilical cord blood for diagnostic purpose. Nowadays owing to its valuable qualities umbilical cord blood raised interest in the whole medical audience. Umbilical cord blood collection doesn`t need doctors mastering any additional skills and entirely depends on course of pregnancy and labour. As one of the main procedure goals is collecting as much umbilical cord blood as possible, medical specialists ought to pay a lot of attention to their collection techniques providing safety for both mother and her child.
Khomenko V.I.

Khomenko V.I.

Chief medical officer at Kyiv center of bone marrow transplantation
Hematopoietic stem cells transplantation represents an effective method of treating hematological malignancies, oncological, genetic and autoimmune conditions. Umbilical cord blood is one of these stem cells sources.
Makarenko M.V.

Makarenko M.V.

MD, chief obstetrician in Kyiv, chief medical officer at Kyiv Maternity Hospital №5
Umbilical cord blood collecting is multilateral process. It involves both expecting families on the one side, and medical personnel monitoring the course of pregnancy and involved in the labor on the other side. Nowadays society lacks correct knowledge of cell technologies that results in meaningless speculations and tension. Only joint efforts of specialists and families will help popularize such important and necessary medical service.