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
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
What is delayed cord clamping?
Delayed cord clamping is the practice of letting your newborn’s umbilical cord pulse by postponing cutting the cord instead of immediately cutting it after birth. The timing of umbilical cord clamping is a personal decision that should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Read More
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.