Giving back. Giving hope to families in need.

At ViaCord, we are committed to making a difference and having a positive impact on human health. We sponsor two programs which include complimentary ViaCord cord blood banking services for cases of need.

ViaCord’s Sibling Connection Program

This program provides ViaCord’s comprehensive cord blood collection, processing and five years of storage at no cost to families who have a child in need of a transplant and meet the other requirements of the program.

Collections from the Sibling Connection Program have been used to treat siblings for a variety of diseases, including various types of leukemia, Fanconi anemia, sickle cell anemia, and thalassemia, among others. 

ViaCord’s Collaborative Study with Prentice Hospital

ViaCord and Prentice Women’s Hospital have partnered in a pre-clinical study to collect newborn stem cells from premature infants. The study aims to establish the feasibility of collecting cord blood and cord tissue from premature infants for medical use. Newborn stem cells are being explored for use in the treatment of various conditions that are prevalent in children born prematurely. Understanding the volume and characteristics of newborn stem cells from premature infants can help guide this work and support banking the cells for potential future use for these children.