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Mother Discusses Cord Blood Treatment For Cerebral Palsy with Paul Holmes

When Ryan Schneider was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of two, it was a tough time for his mother Mary. But amongst all the stress and sadness, Mary also thought of something hopeful. She had banked Ryan’s umbilical cord blood when he was born.



  1. Claudia on 10 September 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Do the cord transplant has to be ONLY from the same child?
    Or can a child receive the cord blood from another donor?
    Thanks you!

  2. CordBank on 11 September 2012 at 11:48 am

    Hi Claudia,

    Many thanks for your post and query.

    At present, children are only being treated for cerebral palsy using their own cord blood, however as medical developments progress this may change in the future.

    Although CordBank is not involved in any medical research, we do our best to stay in touch with the latest international research and commentary on the current and emerging uses of cord blood. We’ll keep posting updates as and when developments happen to keep everyone in the loop.

    With best wishes


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