Cerebral Palsy & Cord Blood
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a general term used to describe a group of neurological disorders that permanently affect muscle coordination and body movement. The types of injuries that most often cause the condition are usually not foreseeable or preventable:
CP is most often caused by brain injury or an abnormality occurring during pregnancy or during the early years of life. 60% of those with CP are full-term babies, 4% are premature. 125
In The News: Cord Blood & Cerebral Palsy
Phase II Cord Blood & Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trial at Duke University
For some families, having the opportunity to participate in innovative research like this is priceless. By banking cord blood today, you'll put your family in the position to take advantage of scientific advancements in the future.
Results: Cord blood was shown to be effective in lessening symptoms of cerebral palsy
The study was made up of 63 children who had access to their own banked cord blood. The kids received one infusion of their own cord blood. This innovative research found that when kids received an adequate dose of their own cord blood, both brain connectivity and motor function improved. It's an exciting and encouraging development for families and a significant milestone in the evolution of cord blood use beyond traditional transplant medicine - into regenerative medicine. Results were published in Stem Cell Translational Medicine.
Science is moving quickly. Prepare for tomorrow, today.
The results of a Phase II cerebral palsy and cord blood clinical trial were published just seven months after a Phase I clinical trial using a child's own cord blood in children with autism was proven to be safe. Additional clinical trials are now underway to determine the effects of using a child’s own cord blood or unrelated donor cord blood in children with autism and the safety of using a sibling’s cord blood to help treat cerebral palsy.