Autism and Cord Blood - A Phase II Clinical Research Trial Is Underway

Autism & Cord Blood Stem Cells:
Phase II Research Study Underway

Duke University Medical Center is currently conducting a Phase II clinical research trial using a cord blood infusion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The goal of the study is to to determine if there is a benefit from an intravenous infusion of autologous (the child’s own) or unrelated donor cord blood to children with ASD.

This clinical trial offers hope for families affected with ASD, and over a dozen ViaCord families have requested access to their banked cord blood in order to participate in the clinical research trial. Read More

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Cord Blood Updates:
What You Need To Know

From the number of cord blood transplants to new potential uses for these amazing cells, here are three recent updates worth knowing about!

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Your Invite to the #BANKVIACORD Twitter Party

When it comes to cord blood banking, we know how important it is to do your research. We also know how it can be a little overwhelming to sort through all the information that is out there.  We’d like to make that process a little bit easier by having some fun with a scavenger hunt and giving away some awesome prizes! Read More

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Delayed Cord Clamping &
Cord Blood Banking. Yes, you can do both!

What is delayed cord clamping?

Delayed cord clamping is the practice of letting the umbilical cord pulse, waiting at least 30-60 seconds after birth, before clamping and cutting the cord. Read More

Back to Basics:
Rosie Pope talks with a ViaCord Expert

Researching cord blood banking can often be confusing and leave you wondering ‘what are cord blood stem cells anyway?’ and ‘does anyone actually use them?’.  In this video,  Kate Girard, Senior Principal Clinical Affairs Specialist here at ViaCord (and former Labor & Delivery Nurse), sits down with Rosie Pope and answers some of the most common questions that parents have when researching their cord blood banking options.

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Cord Blood & Delayed Cord Clamping

CB Myth #1

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