Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta after a baby is born. Cord blood has been found to be a rich source of stem cells and can be used as an alternative to bone marrow for treating many life-threatening diseases. Because these cells are normally discarded after birth, this is the ultimate recycling project.
GenCure's Cord Blood Center serves as both a public cord blood bank, and a critical partner to researchers around the globe. Ten years ago, only a handful of diseases could be treated with cord blood. Today, pioneering research has greatly expanded its potential healing power to include treatments for cancers, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and neurological conditions such as stroke.