There is massive research activity to provide for cures to diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injury and cardiac diseases through stem cells. This means that such diseases will be cured with the help of stem cells in the future.
LifeCell currently has more than 2,000 members. A pregnant woman can enrol herself by paying an initial fee of Rs. 27,000. Member has to pay Rs. 2,900 every year for the safe keeping of the stem cells. LifeCell has processed and stored around 1,800 samples so far.