Benefits of Cord Blood
Access to an invaluable medical resource
Since the cells in cord blood haven't been exposed to potentially harmful factors impacting stem cells collected later in life, saving the pristine cells moments after your baby is born could prove to be an invaluable medical resource for your family in the future.
What Is Cord Blood Used For Today?
Proven Uses for Cord Blood
Cord blood has been saving and changing lives in transplant medicine for 30 years. Today it can be used in the treatment of nearly 80 serious diseases including:
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia | Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma | Neuroblastoma
Sickle-cell anemia | Cooley's anemia | β-thalassemia intermedia
Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
Fanconi anemia | Diamond-Blackfan anemia | Juvenile dermatomyositis
Hurler syndrome | Tay-Sachs Disease | Krabbe disease
Severe combined immunodeficiency | DiGeorge syndrome | Reticular dysplasia
View the full list proven cord blood uses →
Cord Blood Clinical Trials
Cord blood use has been used in regenerative medicine clinical trials for conditions once thought untreatable, such as:
Autism | Cerebral Palsy | Type 1 diabetes
Learn more about cord blood and regenerative medicine research →
Get More From Your Baby's Cord Blood
The benefits cord blood go beyond providing valuable stem cells. Cord blood can also provide valuable insights into your child's health. Only ViaCord offers families options to take advantage of this unique opportunity by using a small sample of cord blood - no additional collection required, and no impact on the quantity or quality of stem cells banked for your family. Explore our services and see how you can get more from your baby's cord blood banking.
Newborn DNA Guardian
Preserves a sample of pristine newborn DNA from cord blood for your family’s potential future testing needs.
Newborn Digestive Health
Provides genetic insights into a child’s predisposition for both celiac disease and primary lactose intolerance.
Genetic Insights Panel
Uses a small sample of cord blood and identifies actionable, childhood onset conditions through the analysis of over 270 genes.
Whole Genome Sequencing
Sequences all 22,000 genes in the genome and analyzes the 2,500 genes that have known associations with childhood-onset conditions.
Cord Blood Success Stories
Over 500 ViaCord customers have used their banked cord blood. Meet some of the families below. Gracie used her own cord blood in a Phase I Clinical Research Trial at Duke University for autism, and Tami Byrd, mom of four used the cord blood from one son in the treatment of another son's cancer.
Watch more stories of families that have used their cord blood
Want to See More Cord Blood Videos?
Our video page covers it all - from cord blood basics, to cord blood in the news, plus families share their experiences using their banked cord blood and see how ViaCord stores stem cells in an innovative multi-compartment bag - and more!
Go to Cord Blood 101 Videos