Paving the way for further treatments
CBR is advancing potential newborn stem cell uses by partnering with leading research institutions to establish FDA-regulated clinical trials, exploring the use of a child’s own stem cells for conditions that currently have no cure.
Cord blood stem cells are currently being evaluated as potential treatments for:
What is acquired sensorineural hearing loss?
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a specific type of hearing loss that involves damage to, or dysfunction of, the inner ear (as opposed to other structures of the ear). Acquired SNHL can happen as the result of premature birth, infections, or exposure to loud noise or to certain drugs, resulting in irreversible damage to the fragile hair cells (cilia) in the inner ear.105
Children who have low or high frequency hearing loss.103
50% - 70%
Children whose SNHL has no genetic component (acquired).104
Young adults with hearing loss who experience a limitation in daily functioning.103
Infants born in the U.S. from 2005-2014 with hearing loss.103
What is autism?
Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a complex disorder with a wide range of signs and symptoms. No two children with autism are exactly alike, however, they may share commonalities such as difficulties with language and social interactions. Scientists are hoping to find new treatments that "calm" this overactive immune response to help protect the developing brain in young children with autism.
1 in 68
1 in 68 children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).93
ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).93
ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.93
2-6 years old
Most children are diagnosed with autism between this age range.93
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury or lack of oxygen in the brain before or during birth or in the first few years of life. It can impair movement, learning, hearing, vision, and cognitive skills. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood.
1 in 323
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that roughly 1 in every 323 children in the United States has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
The majority of CP (85%–90%) is congenital. It is thought to be present from birth, although in many cases, the specific cause is not known.
The symptoms of Cerebral palsy, except in its mildest forms, can be evident in the first 12-18 months.
Cerebral palsy occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
Leading research institutions
Hear from those that know us best.
"For all the parents out there considering preserving their newborn stem cells, I can't stress how important it is… we're so happy we did this."
Sarah Huber, Grace's mom
Grace was born with a condition called sensorineural hearing loss. Because her parents preserved her newborn stem cells with CBR, she was connected to a clinical trial through the Family Health Registry.
Preserve with CBR