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New Use For Cord Blood Stem Cells Offers New Hope

March 23, 2017

Note: This video describes one family’s experience using cord blood stem cells in an emerging area of science called regenerative medicine. This experience has not been confirmed or validated through a clinical research study. Each patient’s medical history and treatment outcome is different. Other factors such as aging, physical therapy and occupational therapy may have caused part or all of these results. Banking cord blood does not guarantee that treatment will work and only a doctor can decide when it can be used.

When Tyler and Ali Krebs decided to bank their third child’s cord blood stem cells, they did so in hoping that it could potentially be used to help Ali, who had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. They never thought that their new baby, Brady, would use it himself.

Complications at birth sent Brady to the NICU and after a few weeks, he was officially diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

During this time, the Krebs were able to turn to Brady’s cord blood. Watch their story now to see how Brady’s own cord blood stem cells have positively impacted his life.

A little bit about cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects muscle coordination and body movement. Each year 10,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It is most often caused by brain injury or an abnormality in the brain resulting from infection or trauma sustained in the womb or during the early years of life. The types of injuries that most often cause the disorder are usually not foreseeable or preventable.

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