LIFE-SAVING POTENTIAL

The future uses of cord blood and cord tissue are not completely known. However, there is an abundance of promising research being conducted and new trials are introduced regularly.

Over the past decade, we’ve advanced from using cord blood to treat just a few blood diseases to well over 80. The progress being made is remarkable and continues to grow exponentially.

Earlier research focused on life-threatening diseases.  However, there are many trials currently in progress, using cord blood and tissue to treat chronic and prevalent diseases/conditions like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and spinal cord injury. Stem cell treatments are widely recognized as having the potential to revolutionize medicine.

Cord Blood and Tissue: Treatments and Trials

By hovering over the image below, you’ll see a range of the diseases for which cord blood stem cells may be used for treatment:

ORANGE-CIRCLE CORD BLOOD USES TODAY     RED-SQUARE  POTENTIAL FUTURE STEM CELL USES

 

Cerebral Palsy

Autism

Ocular Surface Disease

Cancer

(Leukemia, Lymphoma, Bone Marrow Cancers)

Heart and Vascular Disease

Diabetes

Metabolic Disorders

(Krabbe Disease, Hurler Syndrome)

Skeletal Diseases and Injury

Immune Disorders

(Chronic Granulomatous Disease, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease)

Blood Disorders

(Sickle Cell Anemia, Aplastic Anemia, Fanconi Anemia)

 

What are the recent advances in cord blood/tissue research?

Potential Future Uses

Cord blood/tissue research is an extensive field that holds a great deal of promise for the future. Cord blood/tissue stems cells may be used to treat many different types of disease, some of them relatively common.

Diseases that can appear later in life and diminish its quality, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and strokes, could be helped by stem cell research. Clinical trials are already in progress, testing the potential benefits and side effects of therapy using stem cells.

Stem Cell Research Could Extend Life

Cord blood and cord tissue are readily available sources of stem cells. When stored at birth, immunologically identical cells are available to treat your child as he/she grows. The indications for use for these cells will only continue to grow.

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Acquired Hearing Loss

  Asthma

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  Autism

Cerebral Palsy

  Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (Chronic TBI)

 

Eczema

Ischemic Stroke

 

Hearing Loss

Lymphoid Hematological Malignancies (UCALL) 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

Pediatric Stroke

  Parkinson’s Disease

Prevention and Treatment of Prematurity Complications In Preterm Neonates (Premature Babies)

  Spinal Cord Injury

Tay Sachs Disease (TS)

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

 Type 1 Diabetes  

Wounds, Burns, Ulcers

    See All