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The incredible power of newborn stem cells

Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) is dedicated to helping expectant parents take advantage of their family’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve these powerful cells. Preservation is an easy, non-invasive process that is surprisingly affordable and has proven to be life-changing for many families.     

What are cord blood and cord tissue?

Your baby’s umbilical cord is made up of tissue and contains blood, both of which are rich sources of powerful stem cells and other potentially beneficial cell types. Newborn stem cells are unique because they are biologically younger and have more flexible genetic matching than adult stem cells.1

What can newborn stem cells be used for? Cord blood has been used for more than 30 years in stem cell transplants2 and can now be used to treat over 80 conditions.3 Cord blood is currently being evaluated in regenerative medicine for conditions including type 1 diabetes, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy.4 More than 500 clinical trials that have been initiated aimed at expanding the uses of and discovering new therapies utilizing newborn stem cells from cord blood and tissue.5

Why choose CBR®?

CBR® is the #1 choice for parents and most recommended by OB/GYNs.6,7

To Learn More, Speak with a Newborn Stem Cell Educator

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1. Ballen K. Update on umbilical cord blood transplantation. F1000Res. 2017;6:1556. Published 2017 Aug 24. doi:10.12688/f1000research.11952.1. 2.Zhu X, Tang B, Sun Z. Umbilical cord blood transplantation: Still growing and improving. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2021;10 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):S62-S74. doi:10.1002/sctm.20-0495. 3.Mayani, H., Wagner, J.E. & Broxmeyer, H.E. Cord blood research, banking, and transplantation: achievements, challenges, and perspectives. Bone Marrow Transplant 55, 48–61 (2020). 4.Kindwall-Keller TL, Ballen KK. Umbilical cord blood: The promise and the uncertainty. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2020;9(10):1153-1162. 5.U.S National Library of Medicine. Accessed October 21, 2022. 6. Internal data on file. 7. Blind survey, Egg Strategy, 10/19, funded by CBR.

The use of cord blood is determined by the treating physician and is influenced by many factors, including the patient's medical condition, the characteristics of the sample, and whether the cord blood should come from the patient or an appropriately matched donor. Cord blood has established uses in transplant medicine; however, its use in regenerative medicine is still being researched. There is no guarantee that potential medical applications being studied in the laboratory or clinical trials will become available.

Cord tissue use is still in early research stages, and there is no guarantee that treatments using cord tissue will be available in the future. Cord tissue is stored whole. Additional processing prior to use will be required to extract and prepare any of the multiple cell types from cryopreserved cord tissue. Cbr Systems, Inc.’s activities for New York State residents are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue and long-term storage of umbilical cord–derived stem cells. Cbr Systems, Inc.’s possession of a New York State license for such collection and long-term storage does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of these cells.

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