BANGKOK: --Trying to keep their own babies' umbilical-cord blood in a bank to get upcoming make use of is going to be of no advantage for new mother and father or their kids, in accordance for the Medical Council of Thailand.

"Certainly, there isn't scientific proof to confirm which making use of umbilical-cord blood can deal with chronic illness or disease atin the future

Presently many personal cord-blood banks deliver the service of keeping the blood from infants for charges ranging from Bt6,000 to Bt100,000 per annualy

Allegedly, doctors at state hostipal wards can be questioned often by the banks to preserve the blood for their consumers. Several get allegedly been provided bribes to endure these kind of medical practices for them.

There's pointless in keeping] your children's umbilical cord blood kept in storage, in case you maintain it for 20 years

Currently, the Medical Authority of Thailand only grants the usage of stem-cell solution for blood ailments like leukaemia, malignant lymphoma, aplastic anaemia, multiple myeloma and thalassemia.

Somsak said the council would certainly soon maintain a media convention cautioning people about the futility of using an umbilical cord-blood bank.

Control on fake promoting

The authority will also manage advertising to attract patients directly into getting fake stem-cell treatment for ailments such as heart disease, diabetes or for aesthetic objectives.

It said the practice is becoming preferred among superstars as well as wealthy people who are able to afford treatments, which can cost anything from Bt100,000 to Bt1 million.

It stated there are lots of private centers, particularly in Bangkok, focusing on patients with ads for fake stem cell-therapy. Some non-public clinics provide a package tour for patients to fly to Germany and obtain stem-cell injections taken from unborn sheep that they think will enhance their health and make them appear younger.

"We are actually gathering a lot more proof to consider legal action in opposition to doctors or agencies offering such treatment as it could put patients in danger from complications