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

Debunking the Top 5 Childhood Sleep Myths. Guest Post | Whitney Roban Ph.D.

Myth # 1

Myth: The more sleep a child gets during the day, the harder it will be for that child to fall asleep at night. Read More

A Look Back at 2016

A Look Back at 2016: A Year of Continued Progress and Hope.

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end. We’ve had an amazing year at ViaCord and hope the same for you! Let’s take a quick look back at some highlights.

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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

Cord Blood Updates:
What You Need To Know

From the number of cord blood transplants to new potential uses for these amazing cells, here are three recent updates worth knowing about!

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First Steps At Five Years Old – Cord Blood Stem Cells and Cerebral Palsy

Today’s guest post was written by Kate Girard, R.N. MSN and Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs here at ViaCord.  Kate has been with ViaCord for 13 years.  Her position entails leading the regenerative medicine team in working to identify and explore research involving new applications for cord blood and cord tissue stem cells.  

Quotation Marks

I spent six years as a Labor & Delivery nurse, helping bring hundreds of babies into this beautiful and sometimes crazy world.  With each birth, the wonder of it all struck me like lightening.  These tiny lives – so small and innocent, yet so full of potential – will have opportunities and experiences we can’t even imagine. Read More