I recently read an article discussing umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants used for the treatment of stroke. Researchers at the Chi Mei Medical Center in Taiwan used mice to test the effectiveness of umbilical cord blood transplants in treating paralysis, a common, post-stroke problem. The study discovered that the cord blood improved the animals’ condition.
This is just one of hundreds of studies that are exploring alternative uses of cord blood stem cells. The potential opportunities with cord blood are just amazing. We will continue to educate our readers about the various studies that are taking place using cord blood. With cord blood’s potential, there is no way to tell what it will be used to treat in 10, 20 or even 40 years.