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!
Today is the very first World Cord Blood Day and is a way to help educate people about cord blood across the globe. As the world of medicine continues to advance, cord blood use is quickly evolving to include regenerative therapies beyond transplant medicine.
Organized by Save the Cord Foundation, World Cord Blood Day is a day aimed to educate parents and healthcare professionals about current uses for cord blood stem cells and highlight the exciting research that is happening using cord blood for regenerative medicine.
You can help make World Cord Blood day a success by sharing these cord blood facts with your friends (remember, knowledge is power!):
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References: 1. Currently, cord blood has been used in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases. Moise K Jr. Umbilical cord stem cells. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;106(6):1393-1407. 2. It's estimated that 1 in 3 people may benefit from regenerative medicine therapy for a range of illnesses, including: stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and type 1 diabetes. Harris DT. Cord blood stem cells: a review of potential neurological applications. Stem Cell Rev. 2008;4:269-274. Epub August 5, 2008 3. More than 35,000 umbilical cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide. National Cord Blood Program. cord blood can save lives. http://www.nationalcordbloodprogram.org/. © 2015 National Cord Blood Program.