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Cord Blood Awareness Month: Understanding Still Low, Despite Medical Advancements
Date:7/1/2009

SAN BRUNO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite rapid advances using a child's own cord blood stem cells in regenerative therapies to repair damaged tissue due to injury or disease, most pregnant women today don't learn about the ability to save their newborn's cord blood. According to research published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 3 out of every 4 pregnant women consider themselves only "minimally informed."

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July has been designated as "Cord Blood Awareness Month" by a society of the American Hospital Association with the goal of raising awareness about the medical value of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, which have been used for more than 20 years to treat nearly 80 diseases. In addition, research studies are underway evaluating the use of a child's own cord blood to help treat conditions that have no cure today, like cerebral palsy.

One child's experience exemplifies the growing importance of educating all expectant parents. An in-utero stroke left Chloe Levine with cerebral palsy, causing paralysis on the right side of her body. At a year old, Chloe's right hand remained tightly closed in a fist, which she couldn't lift above her head. Instead of crawling, Chloe dragged her right leg behind her.

Because Chloe's parents had stored her cord blood stem cells with Cord Blood Registry (CBR) at birth, Chloe was able to undergo a potentially life-changing experimental treatment: a re-infusion of her own cord blood. Within weeks after Chloe was infused, "things started happening that she could never do before," said her mother, Jenny Levine. "Her progress has been dramatic."


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