Clinical trials using cord blood in areas of research including autism and cerebral palsy show the potential for it to be a promising option for treatment in the future. Families who have participated in these clinical research trials are thankful to have had the opportunity. But what happens when patients don’t have access to cord blood treatments through clinical trials? That’s where expanded access can help.Read More
If you’re thinking about making cord blood banking part of your birth plan, we want you to know there’s another option that can help you further prepare for your family’s future health. For families planning to store their newborn’s cord blood with ViaCord, they now have the additional option to save their newborn’s DNA with a new service offering: Newborn DNA GuardianSM.Read More
What is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome?
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a rare, critical birth defect in which the left side of a baby’s heart doesn’t form correctly as it grows during pregnancy. When the left side of the heart is underdeveloped, it restricts normal blood flow to the body and the baby doesn’t get the oxygen within the blood that it needs.Read More
From the moment you discover you’re pregnant, you know you have a lot to prepare for. Even if it’s not your first rodeo, there’s always something new to learn, especially when it comes to your baby’s health. Educating yourself on how to protect your baby’s future health is just another part of the process, and there’s one valuable resource that lives right inside of your baby’s umbilical cord that can help.Read More
At a time when researchers are just beginning to uncover the full potential of cord blood, it’s so important now more than ever to spread awareness and educate others about the amazing power these stem cells hold. Luckily, World Cord Blood Day was created to do just that! Read More
Results of a Phase I Clinical Safety Trial using a child’s own cord blood were recently published, and are giving families and researchers hope. Read More