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We live in wonderful times. Think about your parents and grandparents. Think of how medicine has changed since they were children. Think of how medicine has changed since you were a child.
So much has changed. We are fortunate to live in the era of "modern medicine." Over the years, pharmaceutical companies have developed many amazing drugs used to save countless lives. We are grateful. Yet, despite these advances in drugs our society still faces major medical challenges including cancer, rare genetic disorders and many life-threatening diseases.
Cord blood stem cells have brought new possibilities. The discovery and use of cord blood stem cells have dramatically changed our approach to treating over 80 life-threatening diseases including sickle cell anemia, leukemia and lymphoma. Since 1988, there have been more than 40,000 cord blood transplants in the world. A cord blood transplant is no longer considered experimental.
Today, scientists are pushing this "natural drug" further. Notably, they are exploring new potential applications in the emerging field of regenerative medine. Imagine, soon you or a member of your family could be using cord blood to treat diabetes, autism, cerebral palsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, hearing loss. . . . We owe it to our children and ourselves to learn about cord blood.