Research ongoing. German researchers are looking at this idea using rats that suffered brain damage from too little oxygen. Their results are promising. However, even if it works out well in similar studies, it will be several years before it would be tested in humans.
Why are umbilical cord stem cells sometimes uses along with donor cells in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant?
One of the other. Stem cells can be obtained from 3 different sources: from Bone marrow of the Donor, blood of the donor or stem cells from umbilical cord. But we have to give an adequate number (Dose) of stem cells in order to have full protection. So combining them may only be needed because of inadequate number of stem cells from one of the sources.