Now, more so than ever before, the process of banking your baby's cord blood has gained more and more attention in the health care and regenerative medicine space.
Umbilical cord blood is an invaluable source of stem cells, unique to the baby and may be used in a variety of medical treatments that can save lives.
Successful stories of cord blood transplants, in saving a child's life have been told across the world and are appearing more and more. Cordblood has been used to successfully treat cancer and blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia.
And universities and research institutes are continuing to expand research of cord blood's potential therapeutic uses. Presentations made at the World Cord Blood Congress in Boston this upcoming September, will showcase research done in the cord blood field to treat hearing loss, spinal cord injuries and potentially reduce the amount of insulin needed for diabetes patients.
Find out more about this exciting event here
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