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Stem Cell researchers around the world are studying their
potential to cure genetic diseases, reverse damage from
injuries, and improve quality of life for all ages.
Acute Myelofibrosis is a rare disorder where progressive scarring or fibrosis of the bone marrow impairs its ability to produce blood cells.
Check out our new info-graphic featuring the diseases treated using umbilical cord blood.
We tend to think of stem cell therapy as new, but in fact it’s been used successfully since 1988. That was the year that an international collaboration saved the life of a 6-year-old boy through the world’s first successful umbilical cord blood transplant.
“While researchers say it can take longer for cord blood to stimulate the creation of a new blood system for leukemia patients, patients who receive cord blood instead of bone marrow from an unrelated donor have a lower risk of infection and hospitalization. ”
Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer. It is one of the most common types of cancer, affecting the production and function of your blood cells.
Cord blood stem cells are now used to treat more than 80 diseases. Discover how far it's come with our cord blood banking timeline.
What if your child couldn't speak? Learn more about how a child with apraxia of speech was treated with umbilical cord blood.
Cord blood has been used for transplants since 1988 and it's only getting better. This story shows how cord blood saved a 6-year-old's life.
Stem cell treatments for Autism may soon be universally available.
What is Autism?
Mayo Clinic is conducting a new study to test whether it is safe to use umbilical cord blood to treat children with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).The study will also demonstrate whether or not umbilical cord blood can be used to treat the rare heart defect.
Children in the US suffer from acquired hearing loss every year. Learn how cord blood stem cells may be used to regenerate the injured parts of the inner ear.
Severe Aplastic Anemia is a blood disorder where the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. Learn about the new stem cell treatment option.
Learn more about Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer of lymphocytes which are part of the body's immune system, and how it can be treated with umbilical stem cells.
What is Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia?
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, also known as CML, is a cancer of the white blood cells where the bone marrow produces an unregulated quantity of white blood cells.