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. 

Shortly after learning about their son’s condition, the Rooney’s received a letter in the mail from ViaCord informing them of a Phase II Clinical Trial that was going on at the time studying the efficacy of using a child’s own cord blood in the treatment of Cerebral Palsy.

The results of this clinical trial, led by Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, were recently published and showed that using a child’s own cord blood can be effective in the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy. 124 

Watch Patrick’s story above to see how participating in this trial and using his own cord blood has made a positive impact on his life.


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