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Cord blood is now being used to treat and cure over 80 different life-threatening diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anaemia. It is also proving critical to new areas of regenerative medicine to potentially treat spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, autism, type 1 diabetes and much more.
With the growing number of medical therapies currently under investigation and the encouraging results, it is clear that cord blood stem cells can cure once considered incurable diseases, and change the landscape of human healthcare. The medical community is just beginning to discover its full potential.
Cord blood has several distinct advantages over bone marrow: it is easier to collect, store and access quickly for a transplant, and recent studies have shown that there is less risk of a relapse for certain diseases if cord blood is used.
Facts on cord blood
- Cord blood is the blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta following the birth of a child
- Cord blood is a potent and non-controversial source of stem cells
- Unlike embryonic stem cells (taken from an embryo), cord blood is not controversial or unethical in any way because it is only collected post-birth
- Cord blood has no political or religious issues
- Collection of cord blood poses no risks to the mother or baby and does not interfere with the birthing process
- Cord blood stem cells are currently being used to treat and cure more than 80 life-threatening illnesses, including many cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders
We invite you to attend the World Cord Blood Day Virtual Conference on November 15, 2019, a free educational event for parents and health professionals featuring leading medical researchers and industry experts worldwide.
Quick, the leading global transportation provider of cord blood, stem cells and umbilical cords, is proud to be the official sponsor of WCBD for the third year, and will host a session on how to safely transport cord blood and derivative therapies.
Learn more at: www.WorldCordBloodDay.org