New Use For Cord Blood Stem Cells Offers New Hope

When Tyler and Ali Krebs decided to bank their third child’s cord blood stem cells, they did so in hoping that it could potentially be used to help Ali, who had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  They never thought that their new baby, Brady, would need to use it himself.

Complications at birth sent Brady to the NICU and after a few weeks, he was officially diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

During this time, the Krebs were able to turn to Brady’s cord blood.  Watch their story now to see how Brady’s own cord blood stem cells have positively impacted his life.

Note:  This video describes one family’s experience using cord blood stem cells in an emerging area of science called regenerative medicine.  This experience has not been confirmed or validated through a clinical research study.  Each patient’s medical history and treatment outcome is different. Other factors such as aging, physical therapy and occupational therapy may have caused par or all of these results.  Banking cord blood does not guarantee that treatment will work and only a doctor can decide when it can be used.

12 Comments on “New Use For Cord Blood Stem Cells Offers New Hope

  1. That’s great that they were to help that child with C.P. I was wondering if Viacord is doing anything to help out people with Type ! Diabetes. My husband and I froze our cord blood also in hopes that someday we could use it for him. Any thing on this at all?

  2. Dear Viacord,

    What a great story! We have banked the cord blood with you of both of our boys. My husband is a Type A Severe Hemophiliac (normal guy) who has continued and what will continue to be plaguing joint damage from 38 years of joint damage. Is this regenerative therapy something we could participate in as a study?

    • Hi Tara – Thank you for your comment! We recommend visiting clinicaltrials.gov to stay up to date on all the latest research using cord blood.

  3. Is there any research going on to treat HSP? It mimics CP in physical appearance of gate. It is an upper motor disease and mainly affects the lower limbs.

  4. Wow! In the midst of a day of stress and worry at work, watching this quickly turned my attention back to life’s priorities. What a beautiful story. Thank you for posting Brady’s story. And thank you ViaCord for what you do.

  5. How about using cord blood to help children with congenital heart defects??

    • Hi Donna – Thank you for reaching out. There are clinical trials researching cord blood and pediatric congenital heart disease. You can learn more in our blog post here: http://bit.ly/1KMDkYL. We also recommend visiting clinicaltrials.gov to stay up to date on all the latest research using cord blood.

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