Guest Blog: Cord blood – A real lifeline?

Another first for Terrapinn this year was the parallel Cord Blood World Europe Congress running alongside the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Congress at the Business Design Centre in London, far too enticing a proposition not to pop in and take a look. Some ten years ago (or perhaps slightly more) I stood in a GMP suite staring at my …

Download: Cord blood banking and regenerative medicine presentations

To date, cord blood stem cells have been used to treat nearly 80 life-threatening diseases, including cancers and leukemia, bone marrow failures, sickle-cell anemia and other genetic and blood disorders, according to ViaCord. Medical researchers are also exploring its uses for Type-1 diabetes, heart disease, sports injuries and other common, yet incurable conditions. These stem cells are showing more benefits …