Cord blood contains a large number of irreplaceable stem cells. Immediately after birth, modern parent(s), have the opportunity to save these stem cells without any risk for mother or child. Stem cells can be used at all stages of life. It is the only 100% match available to your child. No other individual has the exact same stem cells. Stem cells can heal the body, promote recovery, and offer an enormous amount of therapeutic potential. Preserving them “stops the clock” and protects the cells from aging and being exposed to environmental factors and common viruses that can decrease their function. Stem cells are the building blocks of the body and already used in healing and/or treatment of more than 80 different diseases, disorders and cosmetic treatments (burns, etc.). Developments are at a fast pace. Collection is easy with our special collection kit.
Stem cells continuously renew and replace every cell in the human body such as bloodcells, bone, cartilage and all other tissue such as muscle, tendons, organs and brains tissue. No cell in your body is created (during pregnancy) or renewed (during life) without your own active stem cells.
Cord derived stem cells are securely banked in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen at temperatures ranging from -170 to – 196 and do not age during banking. These stem cells can be used in all phases of life either to treat or to renew. Knowing the almost limitless possibilities discarding stem cells, that can be so easily obtained, is not a reasonable choice anymore for the modern parent.
The older generations never had the unique opportunity to bank their own stem cells and that is one of the reasons for the enormous demand for allogeneic (donor) stem cells. Donor cells can be used for full bone marrow transplants but in most cases only your body’s own stem cells can help you fight a disease or medical condition. Autologous stem cells will always be the first and best choice except for genetic diseases in which case donor material is the option of choice.
Prof. Joanne Kurtzberg is leading a very important clinical trial at Duke University regarding the treatment of cerebral palsy with a child’s own cord blood derived stem cells. The trial is now a phase 3 trial and the results have been exceptional. Phase 3 is the last one before the proven treatment can be expanded to the regular hospitals. The parents of the children in the video’s below have agreed to share the story of their children and have been involved themself.
An incredible and very touching story. How medical progress initiated by a visionaire Professor can change the life of a child and her family. After 9 months Chloe’s parents noticed that something was wrong.
A brain scan showed that Chloe was suffering from a condition known as cerebal palsy.
1 in 500 children is effected by cerebral palsy.
Jenny Levin, Chloe’s mother own words: “When our little girl Chloe was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy two years ago, her riding a bike was a distant dream to Ryan and I. One that we thought we would never see come true.
Once again Chloe has showen the power of cord blood stem cells. One year after reinfusion, she has learned to ride her tricycle. This is for sure one of the happiest moments in our lives! Please bank your babies cord blood stem cells, it will be the best decision that you will ever make!”
A similar story is the story of Patrick. Patrick was also diagnosed with cerebral palsy and he also got the chance to participate in the ongoing clinical trial at Duke lead by Prof. Joanne Kurtzberg.
The results of his treatment, which is nothing more than an infusion of his own cord blood derived stem cells positively changed his life and future dramatically. One can only hope that all children suffering from cerebral palsy one day will be able to get this simple but very effective treatment.
Following the success of the ongoing clinical trial for cerebral palsy a second trial was started at Duke University and again lead by Prof. Joanne Kurtzberg in this case for the treatment of autism with cord blood derived stem cells. It is still a phase 2 trial but the results are again very very promising. Prof. Kurtzberg talks about a case during one of her lectures.
If you are interested, this is a very interesting lecture by Prof. Joanne Kurtzberg about her work with cord blood stem cells.