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 used in transplant medicine for thirty years and can be used in the treatment of nearly 80 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 of diseases →
Ongoing Clinical Trials Using Cord Blood
Over the last few years cord blood use has expanded into regenerative medicine clinical trials for conditions once thought untreatable, such as:
Regenerative Medicine Clinical Trials
Autism | Cerebral Palsy | Type 1 diabetes
Learn more about cord blood and regenerative medicine research →
Cord Blood Success Stories
Over 450 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