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
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
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
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