You’ve nurtured and prepared your children to be happy and healthy adults. Now they’re grown up with children of their own arriving, there’s different, long lasting support you can provide.
Gift cord blood banking for your grandchildren and their perfectly matched stem cells will be stored for their future. It’s a gift you give for life.
Cell Care educates expectant parents to make an informed decision at birth. We believe expectant parents should be empowered to know the future potential of collecting a child’s umbilical cord blood. Rich in stem cells, there have been 40,000 cord blood treatments for 80 approved conditions, and research is proving its potential for many new therapies.
Four year old Brodie Munz was one of the first Australian children to have his cerebral palsy treated with cord blood cells.
“Since the cord blood treatment, Brodie’s increased movement and strength in his left arm has had a significant impact on his quality of life.” Brodie’s mum Brenda reports.
Brodie’s therapist has ceased Botox treatment in his left arm as a result of his progress. Brenda says she’s even noticed a difference in his intellectual ability.
“He is definitely brighter and more engaging since the infusion.”
While cord blood has always been an alternative to bone marrow for transplant after cancer treatment, medical researchers are exploring the potential of cord blood and tissue cells in an array of new therapeutic applications such as cerebral palsy. In Australia, The Children’s Hospital Westmead in Sydney has a world-first trial assessing the impact of cord blood cells on type-1 diabetes while in the US, the FDA has recently enabled expanded patient access to cord blood treatment for autism at Duke University. More than 1,000 clinical trials are underway to explore different uses for the pristine and potent stem cells that reside in cord blood and tissue.
Cord blood and tissue may only be collected at birth. Stored safely for the future, a child’s own cord blood cells are a perfect match for them and are more likely to be a match for siblings. Click below to listen to the podcast.