Cord Blood 101 - Understanding Cord Blood

Below are videos to help you learn more about cord blood basics, the banking process, what's going on with the latest research and how families are using cord blood today.

In The News: Cord Blood Helping Families

Recent clinical trials using cord blood to help kids with autism and cerebral palsy are gaining national attention.  Watch below to see how cord blood use is advancing and how some ViaCord families are benefiting from it today.

Cerebral Palsy & Cord Blood [Video Courtesy of CBS NY]

A ViaCord family featured on a CBS NY report on groundbreaking research using cord blood to help children with cerebral palsy.


Quick Facts about Cerebral Palsy:
1 in 323 children in the U.S. are identified with cerebral palsy. 125 
60% of those with cerebral palsy are full term babies, 40% are premature. 125

Cerebral Palsy & Autism [Video Courtesy of CNN]

A ViaCord Family featured on a CNN report on a Phase I Clinical Trial at Duke University that demonstrated the safety of treating kids with ASD with their own cord blood.


Quick Facts about Autsim:
1 in 68 children in the U.S. are identified with autism. 103
30% increases in cases over the last five years. 103

Cord Blood In Action: Families Share Their Stories

Saving your baby's cord blood allows your family the opportunity to possibly benefit from today's uses and tomorrow's discoveries.  Over 360 families have used their banked cord blood in a transplant or regenerative medicine research. For some the decision to bank has made a world of difference in their lives.

[Video] Regenerative Medicine in Action: Cerebral Palsy & Cord Blood

Brady's parents banked his cord blood thinking it could potentially be used to treat diabetes someday. Complications at birth took the family on a different path. Watch their inspiring story.

[Video] Transplant Medicine in Action: Blood Cancer & Cord Blood

When baby Brayden was born, Tami and her husband banked his cord blood with ViaCord and used it in a transplant to help treat their first son, Blase’s, leukemia.

[Video] Regenerative Medicine in Action: Cerebral Palsy & Cord Blood

Alisa and Mayo banked Ashton’s cord blood, hoping he would never need it. See how this developing science is helping children just like Ashton.

[Video] Regenerative Medicine in Action: Cerebral Palsy & Cord Blood

Patrick's diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy provided the Rooney family the definitive answer they had been seeking. Then they turned to his cord blood hoping it could help. Watch Patrick's story.

ViaCord Stem Cell Experts and More

Our stem cell experts answer questions every parent has about cord blood and cord tissue and discuss current treatments as well as emerging research. Plus, see what makes ViaCord different (it matters!) when it comes to collecting and storing your valuable stem cells.

[Video] Cord Blood Banking: Understanding The Basics

Learning about cord blood banking shouldn't have to be confusing - or boring. Watch one of our stem cell experts who also happens to be a former RN and Labor & Delivery nurse, talk cord blood banking 101. She answers the questions every parent has about banking cord blood and ViaCord.

[Video] Cord Blood Use: Current Treatments & Emerging Research

A long history in transplant medicine and now the era of Regenerative Medicine. Cord blood stem cells are doing amazing things. Watch ViaCord's Chief Scientific Officer, Morey Kraus, discuss current therapies using cord blood and the progress of research being made on the regenerative medicine front.

[Video] ViaCord's 5 Compartment Storage Bag: Innovation by Design

When it comes to banking cord blood, ViaCord puts the future health of your family first by giving you more options, greater flexibility, and the ability to maximize the future potential of your baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells.

[Video] Take a Look Inside of ViaCord's Collection Kit

ViaCord's collection kit contains everything your medical professional needs to collect cord blood and cord tissue including:

  • Instructions for your doctor
  • Cord blood collection materials
  • Cord tissue collection materials
Please Note: These stories are the real life experience of ViaCord’s clients. Results are not guaranteed.