Recorded Webinar with Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg: Cord Blood Transplantation for Genetic and Acquired Brain Diseases
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Watch the recorded webinar to hear Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., speak about cord blood transplantation for genetic and acquired brain diseases.
Over the past two decades, umbilical cord blood has emerged as a source of donor cells for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Over 35,000 transplants have been performed over the past 25 years. Unrelated donor banks have been developed to store and distribute donated cells for transplantation to patients with malignancies and certain genetic diseases. Cord blood has been used to treat children with certain inherited metabolic diseases which affect the brain. Recently infusions of autologous cord blood transplantation are being tested in clinical trials to determine whether the cord blood cells can ameliorate brain damage caused by hypoxic insults or stroke. Watch Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., as she discusses the trials in newborns with HIE and older children with CP.
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