Many people don’t realise just how much cord blood has improved current medical treatments for many diseases and disorders, as well as the benefits to future medical research.
Historically, cord blood stem cells have been proven effective in the treatment of many diseases, disorders and some cancers. Currently, cord blood stem cells have been used to treat nearly 100 serious diseases. In transplant medicine, a patient generally will undergo chemotherapy and then receive an infusion of cord blood stem cells to create a healthy blood and immune system. This is also a significant advantage to patients who are being treated for many cancers.
Cord blood stem cells are showing significant potential to treat conditions that have no cure today – like juvenile diabetes and brain injury. This new field, called regenerative medicine is researching using your baby’s stem cells to help repair or replace cells that have been damaged by disease or injury.