Could Cord Blood Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

Could Cord Blood Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

Could Cord Blood Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

Yes, we hope so!  All eyes are on the CellCARE cord blood bank in Australia as they begin the WORLD’s FIRST clinical trial in this area.

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According to CellCARE . . .

Australian researchers at the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Institute), in a world first, will investigate the potential to prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes in high-risk children using cord blood.

The CoRD study is aimed at children with a close relative with type 1 diabetes, who have their cord blood stored. The study is expected to take 5 years to complete with 400 – 600 participants required for screening and at least 20 participants proceeding to cord blood reinfusion.

Photo courtesy of CellCARE Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald

Photo courtesy of CellCARE Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald

This is truly exciting and once again reiterates the many possible uses for cord blood.

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