The stem cells found in cord blood have already been used in more than 35,000 transplants worldwide for therapies to treat nearly 80 of the following types of diseases:4,17
Bone marrow syndromes
New therapies showing promise
To date, more than 300 clinical trials have launched using newborn stem cells.71 These trials hold promise for a growing list of conditions, including Alzheimers disease, cerebral palsy, diabetes (types 1 and 2), spinal cord injury, cartilage and bone repair, and heart defects. Newborn stem cells could one day be used as a family's own “bio-repair kit.”
Why families choose Evercord
Natera’s genetic tests screen for 35 of the nearly 80 diseases treated with umbilical cord blood stem cells. We saw a need for a high-quality family banking service with more of the rigorous standards you’ll find with donation banks. So, we partnered with one of the oldest and most reputable public banks in the US to provide private banking at a new level of quality.*
Our partnership offers families:
- Longevity: Bloodworks, our partner lab, was founded in 1944 and has been banking cord blood for 20 years. As experts, they are proud to be one of only seven laboratories to have earned an FDA license for their facility
- Experience: Bloodworks has successfully released nearly 1,000 units for transplant to hospitals all over the world.
- Affordability: To make this service more affordable, parents who choose Evercord have access to easy financing options.
- Quality: Evercord’s collection kit is designed and validated to protect stem cell samples from temperature fluctuations during shipment. Samples are processed individually to maximize the number of cells stored and overwrapped with an additional layer of protection for storage at -238° F.