Choosing to bank your baby's cord blood stem cells is a very important decision. For some it's a way of helping their children be prepared while, for others, the decision brought medical options and hope.
See why this mom wants cord blood stem cells available to more people.
Being prepared for the “what if” changed one boy’s life.
One family’s incredible journey after a near-drowning.
A little boy with cerebral palsy makes huge strides.
A little boy impaired by stroke exceeds expectations.
Why saving cord blood for every child matters.
Beating the odds with CBR.
Cord blood may help treat symptoms of brain damage.
One family battles leukemia with help from cord blood.
Joseph Davis Jr.
Cure for sickle cell anemia.
Cord blood helps recovery from aplastic anemia.
Cord blood helps recovery from leukemia.
Cord blood provides more options for anoxic brain injury.
Cord blood bolsters immune system in leukemia treatment.
Cord blood improves outcomes for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Hope in the face of brain damage.
Family prepares for healthy future.
Ultimate use of newborn stem cells will be determined by the treating physician who will consider if they are applicable for the condition and should come from the patient or a suitable donor (siblings of the same biological parents have a 25% chance of being a perfect match and a 50% chance of being a partial match; biological parents will always be a partial match). There is no guarantee that treatments being studied in the laboratory, clinical trials, or other experimental treatments (including regenerative medicine applications) will be available in the future.
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