New Hope for HLHS with Cord Blood

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.

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Knowledge is Power: World Cord Blood Day

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

Riding With Confidence – One Boy’s Story About Participating in Recent Phase II Cerebral Palsy and Cord Blood Clinical Trial

After years of searching for an answer, Patrick’s cerebral palsy diagnosis provided the Rooney family with the definitive answer they had been looking for.  Read More

ICYMI – New Autism & Cord Blood Clinical Trial Results are out.

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

Go Blue For Autism

With April being the first full month of spring, we start to say goodbye to the winter weather and hello to the brighter and warmer months.   Along with growth and renewal, April also represents something else – World Autism Month. Read More

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