Video: FDA Study Uses Umbilical Cord Blood in New Treatments

Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Chief Scientific Officer, Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program at Duke University, has been practicing regenerative medicine through the use of umbilical cord stem cells. These FDA-approved clinical trials could improve the lives of many, including children with brain injuries.

One of Dr. Kurtzberg’s patients is Grace Matthews. During a routine 20 week ultrasound, it was discovered that Grace had hydrocephalus, a condition that causes swelling on the brain. The danger of this condition for Grace is loss of cognitive function, which could impair learning.

This “TechKnow” video episode follows Grace as she undergoes transfusion of her stem cells. The potential for Grace to regain her normal cognitive ability is scientifically promising, and the video highlights the emotional impact as well.

View the full video here.

New England Cord Blood Bank is committed to helping people like little Grace live fuller lives through the miracle of science. Our moto is simple: Saving Cord Blood. Saving Lives.