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Stem Cells Overview


Every 4 minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer


Every 10 minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer


80 diseases are FDA approved for routine treatment with cord blood stem cells


1 in 3 people may benefit from stem cell regenerative medicine therapy

Approximately 1 in every 400 children and adolescents are diagnosed with diabetes, and approximately 10,000 babies per year in the U.S. will develop cerebral palsy.

Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will cause the deaths of an estimated 54,020 people in the U.S. this year.1

For the diseases listed above, and many others, stem cell therapies offer the greatest potential for a cure. Privately banking your baby's cord blood and umbilical cord tissue stem cells ensures that this precious resource will be readily available to you should a stem cell transplant be needed to save a family member’s life.


History of cord blood banking

The History of Cord Blood

In 1988, the first successful cord blood transplant occurred for the treatment of Fanconi Anemia. At that time, it was the only disease discovered that could be effectively treated with cord blood stem cells.

Eleven years later in 1999, a second disease was added to the list of FDA approved therapies using cord blood stem cells.

Today, the list of FDA-approved therapies has exploded to include over 80 diseases and conditions, many of which were previously considered incurable.

To date, there have been more than 85,000 patients treated with cord blood transplants.2


Cord blood banking saves the vital stem cells contained within your baby’s umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue for your family. This valuable resource is available to you very quickly if your child or a family member is diagnosed with a disease or condition that can be effectively treated or cured with a stem cell treatment.

With over 700 clinical trials initiated and numerous research studies currently in progress, it is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 people in the United States may benefit from regenerative medicine therapy with stem cells.3

Choosing to save your baby’s stem cells may be one of the most important decisions you make during your pregnancy.

1 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (August 19, 2010). Facts & Statistics. Retrieved September 2, 2010, from http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=12486
2 Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved December 6, 2023 from PGCB: Cord Blood Utilization is Booming in China: https://parentsguidecordblood.org/en/news/cord-blood-utilization-booming-china
3 Harris DT. Cord blood stem cells: a review of potential neurological applications. Stem Cell Rev. 2008;4:269-274. Epub August 5, 2008.


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