Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Death Prevention by using Umbilical Cord Blood

Did you know, every 10 minutes, someone dies from a blood disorder? Did you know, that that disorder maybe could have been treated by the use of stem cells obtained from umbilical cord blood? These disorders include, leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Most of these people who die, are children or young adults, under the age of 20.  

Did you know, that very few people know about the benefits obtained from umbilical cord blood? Did you know, that less than 10% of the 4 million births in the US, cord blood is collected? Did you know that's a lack of education?

Did you know, that cord blood stem cells can be used, to create other tissue types, such as nerves, hormone-secreting cells and bone cells.

Did you know, that Illinois passed legislation, that creates cord blood banks and enables parents, to bank cord blood, to be used or donated? 

Did you know, that the Cord Blood Education and Awareness Act, was introduced in the US Congress? This legislation will promote the benefits of cord blood stem cell technology. Another major component of the Bill, will be the requirement, for public education.

Education is much needed on this issue.

1 comment:

Ryan Smith said...

Cryo-Cell, a private cord blood bank in business since 1992, has been very active in stem cell research and development. In 2007 C’elle was introduced, a service that enables women to collect and preserve stem cells from their menstrual blood. Stem cells found in menstrual blood may potentially be useful in future therapies to treat a number of debilitating conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. They also have the potential to be used in regenerative medicine and even cosmeceutical applications such as anti-aging and sports medicine.

Stem cell research and development is growing rapidly, and within the past few weeks, Cryo-Cell announced several new initiatives for C’elle. These include research and development initiatives in China and also in Brazil, where scientists will study diagnostic and therapeutic uses for endometriosis and stress urinary incontinence in women. Here in the U.S., they’re collaborating with a renowned expert in wound healing. Read more about the latest news and advancements from C'elle here in this recent interview with Cryo-Cell CEO Mercedes Walton: http://bit.ly/4hwTZ.

-- Ryan Smith, Cryo-Cell Associate
www.celle.com, www.cryo-cell.com