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  • donate cord blood
  • Only a tiny fraction of cord blood is collected and preserved right now, so this is the beginning of an important effort to enable parents around the state to voluntarily and easily donate cord blood at no cost. (ucdavis.edu)
  • cerebral palsy
  • We've awarded a grant to the Cord Blood Association, to help fund a multi-center clinical trial researching the use of cord blood for children with autism and cerebral palsy. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • At Duke University, for example, researchers are using patients' own cord blood in trials for cerebral palsy and Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (a condition in which the brain does not receive enough oxygen). (publiccordbloodbanks.org)
  • treatable
  • Another major bank's Web site claims incredible odds: "Should cord blood prove successful in treating heart disease, the lifetime probability of being diagnosed with a disease treatable by cord blood will increase from one in 100 to one in two. (publiccordbloodbanks.org)
  • disorders
  • 3 Centre for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders, Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, NSW. (mja.com.au)
  • Now, mothers of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, delivering at OU Medical Center can turn their joyous event into a life-saving one for those battling leukemia and other blood disorders with little hope. (ardmoreite.com)
  • Though uses of cord blood beyond blood and immunological disorders is speculative, some research has been done in other areas. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • Researchers
  • Created by state legislation in 2010, California's Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) is a unique, state-funded system designed to broaden the diversity of umbilical cord blood units for public banking and use in unrelated transplants as well as provide a source of high-quality cord blood units for qualified researchers. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Researchers found that a protein in human umbilical cord blood plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people. (apr.org)
  • On the other hand, researchers weren't able to replicate some of the most eye-catching findings and another study concluded that, in mice that swapped blood without being connected surgically, the negative effects of being exposed to old blood outweighed the benefits of getting young blood. (apr.org)