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Although not all disease treatments with stem cells have used umbilical cord stem cells specifically, since 1988 doctors have been increasingly using this source because of the many advantages it offers.
Scientists continue to discover encouraging therapeutic possibilities for treating illnesses and future injuries with umbilical cord stem cells.
Below we provide several links to organizations dedicated to monitoring the usage of umbilical cord stem cells as well as the current and future applications.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help people without scientific knowledge to understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. Just click on the word that interests you and a page with extensive information will open, including the pronunciation of the word, audio information, images and links to related terms. The glossary is a resource for learning about genetics, is always available, and is easy to use for students, teachers and parents. For more information, see the spoken Glossary.
National Marrow Donor Program
All patients deserve the best possible chance to receive the life-saving transplant they need. Through our Registry, we provide searching patients access to more than 10 million donors and cord blood units around the world.
Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation
Since 1998, the Parent's Guide to Cord Blood has been providing expectant parents with unbiased information about cord blood stem cells and cord blood banks. In 2007, the founder, Dr. Frances Verter, recruited a Board of Directors and we incorporated as a non-profit foundation. We are applying for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the USA Internal Revenue Code. This means that we will comply with the legal guidelines for 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and donations to support us will be tax-deductible. For tax deduction claims, our Employer Identification Number is EIN 20-8939848.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Learn more about clinical studies and about this site, including relevant history, policies, and laws.