Doctor Advice

"My patients and their families mean the world to me and I want to make sure they have the best treatment possible. Saving cord blood is something every expectant family should know about and consider because the potential therapeutic uses continue to expand. Research in the use of cord blood is very important and cannot continue if parents do not consider banking."
Dr. Jennifer Arnold, Neonatologist, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and stars of TLC's "The Little Couple"

"I strongly recommend that all expectant parents ask their doctor about the lifesaving potential of cord blood... Today, cord blood is being used to treat such life-threatening diseases as leukemia and other cancers, as well as certain blood and immune disorders that formerly necessitated a bone marrow transplant."
Dr. Marianne Neifert, Pediatrician
Baby Talk Magazine, October 1997

"Just like we didn't envision the powers of PCs thirty years ago, we may not be seeing all the uses of cord blood yet."
Dr. LeeAnn Jensen, Immunologist, National Institutes of Health

"A really exciting area that's just now in the basic science lab, is the area where stem cells...can be used for going over to muscle cells like your heart muscle if you had a heart attack...or brain cells if you had Parkinson's Disease...Hopefully, in 20 or 30 or 40 years...these might be potential applications for stem cells including umbilical cord blood stem cells."
Dr. Stannton Goldman, Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and stem cell transplant Physician, Medical City, Dallas, Texas

"Through cultivation of stem cells extracted from the cord blood, patients with spinal injuries have a great chance of having their damaged nervous system repaired, helping them to rise on their feet again."
Dr. Chiang Yung-hsiao, Ph.D., Chairman of Neurosurgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, Tapei, Taiwan