List of FDA Approved Treatments



Before deciding to privately bank your newborn’s umbilical cord blood, you are probably wondering what the uses are for your child and other family members.

Stem cells from a newborn’s umbilical cord blood are FDA approved to treat over 80 diseases, helping regenerate the body after chemotherapy, radiation, and other aggressive medical procedures.  While that’s a compelling reason to bank cord blood, it is important to understand what these treatments are and how stem cells from your child’s umbilical cord blood can help with recovery.

Every three minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer, like leukemia. For many, stem cells from umbilical cord blood hold the cure.

One of the first things to understand is the difference between treatments where your child uses their own cord blood (autologous) and treatments using your child’s cord blood to treat other family members (allogeneic).   There are many diseases that can be treated with autologous cord blood as shown in the table below.

  1. Stem Cell Recovery and Red Cell Depletion based on studies published by Cell Therapy Research Institute and the Newcastle Centre for Cord blood.
  2. Based on advertised prepaid storage option.
  3. All competitive information based on publicly available and published information as of May 2018.

LATEST ARTICLES


August 27, 2020

The results of a Phase I study published in Stem Cell Translational Medicine suggest that it is safe and feasible to infuse stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood into adults following an acute ischemic stroke. This research paves the way for additional studies into the efficacy of umbilical cord blood in treating stroke patients. […]

August 6, 2020

The human umbilical cord is being increasingly recognized by the medical community for its potential in regenerative medicine and cellular therapies. Once discarded as medical waste, the umbilical cord contains valuable stem cells that are now at the forefront of medical research.  Cord blood derived Hematopoietic  Stem Cells (HSCS) are currently approved by the FDA and being used to treat over 80 diseases and cord tissue derived therapies have been approved in the […]

June 5, 2020

If you’re considering storing stem cells from your newborn’s cord blood, you only have one opportunity to do so – immediately after your child is born. You may be asking how to choose the right cord blood bank to entrust your valuable stem cells to for the next 20 years.  But it can be confusing, […]

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