July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month! Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta (after birth) when a healthy baby is born.

Cord blood has an important and growing role in the treatment of diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Parents have the option to privately store their baby’s cord blood for later use or to donate it.

Cord Blood Awareness Month is held every July to educate people and raise awareness about the importance of cord blood. Today, umbilical cord blood is used worldwide to cure many diseases – making it a natural miracle that can only be achieved through the miracle of birth.

With a very promising future, clinical trials are underway using cord blood stem cells for the treatment of neurological, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. Some of the common diseases that are undergoing Phase I and Phase II clinical trials include autism, cerebral palsy and diabetes.

For more information about GCT experience in clinical trials, please contact us at bd@gctrials.com.