30 Years since the
World's 1st Cord Blood Transplant
Cord Blood Education is Key.
In 1988 in France, Dr. Eliane Gluckman performed the world's first cord blood transplant. This event set in motion a revolution in the medical world. To date there have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants worldwide.
Currently, cord blood is being used to treat over 80 different life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anaemia. It is also proving critical to new areas of regenerative medicine to potentially treat spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, autism, type 1 diabetes and much more. We are just beginning to discover its full potential.
Despite these successes and the need for cord blood stem cells, in the majority of births worldwide, cord blood is thrown away as medical waste.
Why are we still throwing this precious medical resource away?
Awareness is the number one challenge. Cord blood education is key.
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