In the first twenty years of umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants, doctors and researchers have already discovered more than 80 diseases that can be treated with these stem cells. Even if a disease in your family isn’t currently on the list of those treatable diseases, research is ongoing and new treatments are found all the time. Treatment of genetic… Read More »What You Need To Know About Cord Blood If You Have a Family History of Disease
Cord Blood Banking
Among the many topics about your pregnancy and the conversations you’ll have with your doctor or midwife, one might be about the decision to bank your baby’s umbilical cord blood. The best time to talk about cord blood banking is during your second trimester. That’s sometime between your 13th and 26th week. Whether or not you choose to bank cord blood, you’ll want to do some research.
The developments that continue to be made in stem cell research are exciting. Patients with cancer, blood disorders, and immune deficiencies have received the benefits of cord blood stem cells. As stem cell therapies continue to evolve, more conditions will be added to the list of successful treatments. Patients requiring a stem cell transplant can receive stem cells from bone… Read More »Mixed Race Considerations: The Benefits of Private Cord Blood Banking
Did you know that transplanted stem cells from umbilical cord blood are used in the treatment of more than 80 diseases? As research and testing continue to gain traction, it is anticipated that these stem cells could be used in the future to treat hundreds of diseases and injuries we cannot even begin to imagine at this early stage. If… Read More »Cord Blood Transplants Save Lives – But, How?
Cord blood transplants and bone marrow transplants work to replace bad or damaged cells in the body (due to illness or injury) with new healthy cells. These healthy cells typically would be transplanted from the bone marrow of a donor or from cells collected from the person’s (or their family member’s) umbilical cord at birth. The US Department of Health… Read More »The Differences between Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Transplants
When your baby is born, there’s no need to keep the umbilical cord. But the blood it holds is a potential life-saver. It’s rich in new stem cells, which can be transplanted and used to treat more than 80 diseases and conditions. Those stem cells generate into healthy cells and tissue. That’s why more and more parents are deciding to… Read More »Public vs Private Cord Blood Banking
There’s a lot to think about and get ready for when you’re expecting a baby. Aside from decorating the nursery and washing all those new tiny onesies, you might have been asked if you plan to save your newborn’s umbilical cord blood. Parents choose to do that with the intent to keep the baby or a family member safe and… Read More »6 Facts about Cord Blood