Category: Clinical updates
Published on: 23rd October 2019
At only four years old, Henrique is the first person in Portugal to receive an infusion of his own cord blood stem cells, in what’s known as an autologous cord blood transplant. The stem cells were used to successfully put Henrique in remission from severe aplastic anaemia.
Published on: 14th October 2019
A recently published paper in the Stem Cell Research & Therapy medical journal shows that umbilical cord tissue can provide large volumes of stem cells over a prolonged period. In theory, this means that people with stored cord tissue could have more stem cells available to them for multiple treatments.
Published on: 18th September 2019
Legendary Formula One driver, Michael Schumacher, has left Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris after pioneering stem cell therapy, in the hopes of improving his current condition.
A three-year-old girl has received treatment for cerebral palsy (CP), using her baby brother’s cord blood stem cells. The sample was taken from their mother’s umbilical cord at birth and stored with Future Health Biobank, at our Swiss storage facility.
Published on: 29th July 2019
One-year-old Phoebe from Birmingham was diagnosed with leukaemia at only seven months old. After unsuccessful chemotherapy, her recovery now depends on finding a stem cell donor match. If a match is found, she will be the youngest person in the world to receive a stem cell transplant.