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:
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.
CORD BLOOD CLINICAL TRIALS4
CORD TISSUE CLINICAL TRIALS5
|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|