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Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood Could Support Bone Marrow Transplants

Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood Could Support Bone Marrow Transplants Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute recently reported results from a clinical trial of ex vivo expanded umbilical cord blood (UCB). The researchers tested expanded UCB use on high-risk patients with a history of blood cancers. Study patients did not have access to a matched, related or unrelated adult bone marrow… Read More »Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood Could Support Bone Marrow Transplants

Blood Expansion Technique Could Help Improve Transplant Success

New research puts a spotlight on the prospect of blood cancer patient treatment using the NiCord® cord blood expansion technique. The procedure involves culturing and growing cells from a single unit of cord blood in the laboratory in order to generate more beneficial stem cells. If the current clinical trial proves successful, it may lead to further exploration of the… Read More »Blood Expansion Technique Could Help Improve Transplant Success

Search Stem Cell Clinical Trials

If you are actively searching for Stem Cell Clinical Trials that are currently accepting patients, we now have a searchable database available! Thanks to the Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, anyone can easily navigate the complex world of open clinical stem cell trials. See how cord blood is saving lives in the areas of:   Use the drop-down list… Read More »Search Stem Cell Clinical Trials

Cord Blood Transplants Reduce Complications

Cord Blood Transplants Reduce Complications

A new study offers significant evidence that umbilical cord blood transplants reduce complications after transplant, the need for immunosuppression and the incidence of infections and hospitalizations in leukemia patients. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study released in July 2016 compared outcomes of leukemia patients who had received bone marrow transplants from matched, unrelated donors to those who had received… Read More »Cord Blood Transplants Reduce Complications

Concerned About Passing Down a Genetic Disease to Your Child?

Is there a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, or sickle cell anemia that runs in your family? Are you ready to start a family, but worried that you may pass down a genetic disorder to your unborn child? It’s a fear that many parents share, whether they know there’s a potential risk in their family health history… Read More »Concerned About Passing Down a Genetic Disease to Your Child?

Did You Know That You Have Stem Cells in Your Teeth?

  The Opportunity Umbilical cord blood banking is currently being used in the treatment of many diseases and disorders and is undergoing clinical studies for numerous others. For those who missed the opportunity to bank cord blood or cord tissue when their baby was born, there may still be some potential options. One emerging area is the use of dental… Read More »Did You Know That You Have Stem Cells in Your Teeth?