Cerebral palsy, normally caused by brain damage or abnormal brain development, is a disorder that affects motor function, balance, and more.
Currently there is no cure for cerebral palsy, however, in a study from Duke University Medical Center children who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy showed significant improvements in both brain connectivity and motor function after receiving infusions of their own cord blood.
It has been found that using the stem cells found in cord blood actually repairs some of the brain damage from cerebral palsy.
Jessica Sun, assistant professor of pediatrics, is “hopeful that cord blood and cell therapy may have a role in treating children with cerebral palsy and brain injury and are encouraged to continue this promising research.”
Learn more about why you should bank your baby’s cord blood.