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What Is Cord Blood?

What is Cord Blood?

What is Cord Blood?

Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after birth. Umbilical cord blood has several unique capabilities such as, being able to create all types of blood cells, stimulate regenerative processes in a brain damaged by an ischemic stroke, and serve as the core building blocks for dozens of regenerative therapies that are reshaping medicine today.

Donated cord blood has been successfully used for 25 years to restore blood production in patients after chemotherapy. In the past decade, cord blood infusions have shown beneficial therapeutic effects for children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and for children with cerebral strokes. (1) In a recent clinical trial studying cerebral strokes in adults, patients registered significant therapeutic improvements if infused in the first ten days after the stroke event. (2)

Cord blood can be collected, cryopreserved, and stored for decades. Cord blood is tested for pathogens using modern blood screening methods. The cord blood stem cells contained in CBC Health’s infusions are allogeneic. CBC Health’s parent company, Cord Blood Center Group, is a pioneer in cord blood banking. It has more than 20 years of cord blood experience and has successfully processed and stored stem cells for over 160,000 children for later use.

In comparison to other cell sources, cord blood cells offer improved plasticity and faster growth rates, are more immunologically tolerant, and are readily available without the need for invasive procedures in compromised patients

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If you or a loved one recently suffered a stroke, the sooner you receive treatment the better. To learn more about CBC Health’s Ischemic Stroke Treatment, please call 855-818-4886 or visit our Request More Information Page.

 

References:

1. Feng M, Lu A, Gao H, Qian C, Zhang J, Lin T, Zhao Y. Safety of Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells Therapy in Patients with Severe Cerebral Palsy: A Retrospective Study. Stem Cells Int. 2015;2015:325652.

2. Laskowitz DT, Bennett ER, Durham RJ, Volpi JJ, Wiese JR, Frankel M, Shpall E, Wilson JM, Troy J, Kurtzberg J. Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Blood Infusion for Adults with Ischemic Stroke: Clinical Outcomes from a Phase 1 Safety Study. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2018 May 12.

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