Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month

Each day, more than 6,000 Americans with life-threatening diseases scour stem cell registries, looking for a match. Whereas, 20 years ago, this meant finding a willing bone marrow donor, cord blood stem cells have been playing an increasing role in filling this important medical need. Today, cord blood is being used to treat many blood and immune diseases and is being studied in clinical trials as a therapy for conditions like traumatic brain injury and hearing loss.

This July, in honor of Cord Blood Awareness Month, CBR is encouraging expecting parents to make an educated decision about saving their babies’ newborn stem cells.

Every mother deserves the chance to become educated.