Regenerative Medicine & Cord Blood Stem Cells

Over the last few years, cord blood applications have expanded beyond transplant medicine into areas of regenerative medicine ('regen med') including autism and brain injuries.


Reg med is the science of living cells being used to potentially regenerate or facilitate the repair of cells damaged by disease, genetics, injury or simply aging by stimulating the body's own repair mechanisms.

Why Cord Blood Stem Cells?

Why cord blood stem cells? Think about it: the natural power and purity of your newborn's cord blood are responsible for healthy development during gestation. So it makes sense that they are the ones most likely to be called upon when studying ways in which science can help restore health.


  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - click again for details on clinical trials.

Brain Injury

  1. Cerebral Palsy - click again for details on clinical trials.

    • Phase I Clinical Trial - demonstrated safety of using a baby's own cord blood in children with cerebral palsy.
    • Phase II Clinical Trial - designed to determine efficacy for own cord blood for treatment of spastic cerebral palsy.
    • A third study is underway to determine safety when using a sibling's cord blood.
  2. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HI) 108.

  3. Stroke 68

Cardiac Problems

  1. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom (HLHS)119.

Acquired Hearing Loss

  1. Acquired Hearing Loss118.

Autoimmune Deficiencies

  1. Type I Diabetes (T1D) 84

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Timeline of Progress - Cord Blood and Regenerative Medicine.

For some families who have faced life-altering medical conditions, participation in “Regen Med” research with their banked cord blood was a once-in-a-lifetime gift that cannot be measured.  Open the infographic to view a quick summary of the progress being made with clinical research trials using cord blood.