The impact of cord blood therapy in 2020

To mark National Cord Blood Awareness Month and the start of a new decade, Future Health Biobank takes a look at how cord blood stem cells are transforming our health with the help of cord blood banking.

2020 is already proving to be a landmark year for many reasons, including within the field of regenerative medicine. While hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) within cord blood can already treat 85 diseases and conditions, new therapies are being developed and trialed at an increasing pace thanks to advancements in stem cell research.

Did you know, there are currently around 1,500 clinical trials using the HSCs1 and MSCs2 found in cord blood? As this number grows, more and more families are choosing cord blood banking for their children at birth. This valuable source of stem cells can provide a potential ‘lifeline’ in future treatments.

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