Cord Blood and Your Family’s Future

Storing your child’s cord blood is an incredible way to invest in their future health and well-being. What you might not know: The same cord blood can be used to cure devastating diseases in your other children, or even in you.  Click here to read the story of Hamad, a young Emirati boy who was …

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Stem cells to treat heart failure

Currently over 6.5 million people in the US are affected by heart failure. This number is “expected to rise by 46 percent by the year 2030.” Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart’s muscles weaken and it doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. “Half of all heart failure patients are expected …

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Cord Tissue Stem Cells Used for Autism Clinical Trial

In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood® recently published an article regarding Duke University’s Medical Center, which has established a research program dedicated to stem cell therapy for autism. Starting in May 2017 this trial will be a Phase 1 study of 12 children who will receive Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) …

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Cord Tissue Treatment Trials for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. This disease causes “light-sensitive cells in the center of the retina to degrade, leading to loss of central vision and the ability to read, drive and recognize faces.” In a phase 2 clinical trial at UIC College of Medicine they are evaluating the use …

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Birthing New Skin with Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Dr. Phan Toan Thang sees “magic” in cord tissue stem cells. The chief scientist’s passion for healing wounds led him to discover a way to create skin cells quickly and in large quantities by using the lining from umbilical cords. Instead of using the limited amount of skin on a patient’s body to help heal …

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