Cures and Clinical Trials

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.

A hematology tests that can diagnose someone with acute myelofibrosis.

Acute Myelofibrosis, Can It Be Treated with Stem Cells?

Acute Myelofibrosis is a rare disorder where progressive scarring or fibrosis of the bone marrow impairs its ability to produce blood cells.

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10 Blood Cancer facts that effect many individuals in the United States.

10 Things You Need to Know About Blood Cancer

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.

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A cartoon hospital to symbolze that cord blood transplants has fewer hospitalizations and infection as compared to bone marrow transplants.

Cord blood transplants led to fewer infections | Americord

“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. ”

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A young boy holding his head symbolizing the head injuries that can occur and cause cerebral palsy, which can be treated with cord blood stem cells.

Can Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells Treat Cerebral Palsy? A Recent Clinical Trial At Duke University Proves That Yes | Americord

Cerebral palsy is a devastating disorder that permanently damages muscle coordination and body movement. It appears in early childhood and is usually caused by infection or trauma to the brain. Can Cord Blood Stem Cells Treat Cerebral Palsy?

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A photo of a baby with an IV to educate on the different dieases treated with stem cells from the umbilical cord.

Diseases Treated With Umbilical Cord Blood | Americord

Check out our new info-graphic featuring the diseases treated using umbilical cord blood.

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A photo of the country of France because that is where the first umbilical cord blood transplant took place.

How the First Cord Blood Transplant Saved a 6-Year-Old | Americord

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.

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A black and white photo of the words FDA Approved to symbolize al the FDA approved diseases that cord blood banking can treat.

A History of Stem Cell Research & Cord Blood Banking | Americord

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.

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A puzzle with blue, green, red, and yellow pieces, which is the universal symbol for autism.

How the First Cord Blood Transplant Saved Then 6-Year-Old Matthew Farrow | Americord

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.

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A photo of a young child who was treated with umbilical cord blood stem cells to battle her apraxia.

Cord Blood Banking Success Story: How Cord Blood Turned This 4-Year-Old’s Life Around | Americord

What if your child couldn't speak? Learn more about how a child with apraxia of speech was treated with umbilical cord blood.

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A document with Severe Aplastic Anemia on it to symbolize that cord blood banking is a treatment option for this condition.

Severe Aplastic Anemia: What Is It & Treatment Options

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.

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A picture of a write up about Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Hodgkin Lymphoma & Stem Cell Treatments

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.

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A young girl with a hankershift on her head to symbolize the affects of chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Treating Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia with Stem Cell Transplants

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.

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Acquired hearing loss can affect many American kids.

Can Cord Blood HSCs Treat Acquired Hearing Loss? | Americord

Fifteen percent of 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.

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A heart lollipop that is broken on the left side to symbolize Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome & Cord Blood Stem Cell Treatment | Americord

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.

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A young child who has Autism as a symbol of the Stem Cell Therapy for Autism.

New Cord Blood Clinical Trial Focuses On Autism | Americord

Stem cell treatments for Autism may soon be universally available. What is Autism?

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