Why Bank Cord Blood & Cord Tissue?

The benefits may surprise you.

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?

Cord blood can be used in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases

Cord blood has been used in transplant medicine for thirty years and can be used in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases including:

- Cancers

- Blood Disorders 

- Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

- Metabolic Disorders 

- Immune Disorders 

- And more...

Over 35,000 patients of all ages have received stem cell transplants from cord blood. 

Learn more about current cord blood uses

Cord Blood Use Beyond Traditional Transplant Medicine

Over the last few years, researchers have been using cord blood in clinical trials for regenerative medicine for conditions like autism and cerebral palsy. The hope with using cord blood in regenerative medicine is that the cells will regenerate or help repair damage by disease, genetics, or injury by stimulating the body's own repair mechanisms. 

It’s a hopeful time for thousands of families dealing with such conditions, for which there are currently no effective treatments or cures.

Cord Blood Success Stories

Over 450 ViaCord customers have used their banked cord blood. Meet two families below. 

Gracie used her own cord blood in a phase I clinical research trial at Duke University for autism and Brady used his own cord blood in a research study for cerebral palsy.  

Watch more stories of families that have used their cord blood

In The News: Autism and Cord Blood

Meet Brady: He used his own cord blood for his condition

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