At Evercord, we want all parents to have the chance to participate in banking their baby’s cord blood and tissue. From the highest-quality services, to making sure more lifesaving units are available for more families, we are dedicated to the whole landscape of cord blood banking.
We offer high-quality services to ensure that more lifesaving units are available to more families. The umbilical cord provides a connection between a mother and her baby that is powerful and full of lifesaving potential.
The probability that a person may need a stem cell transplant from bone marrow or umbilical cord blood by age 70, either from their own cells or from a donor 72
Expanding current uses and evaluating new stem cell therapies in regenerative medicine 71
Or 128 million, could potentially benefit from regenerative medicine 70
The horizon of stem cell science is wide open. Research investigating the role of newborn stem cells in a number of therapies is currently underway. These trials represent a new, exciting age in cord blood and tissue research.
The dementia patient population is expected to increase to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115.4 million by 2050. 19 Studies using umbilical cord stem cells suggest they may play a role in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 19
These disorders afflict roughly 1 in 166 children. 18 Some improvement in behavioral function and symptoms in autistic children after infusion of cord blood stem cells has been reported. 18
Each year, more than 6 million people visit their doctors because of knee pain related to damaged cartilage. 93
A recent clinical trial has assessed the safety and efficacy of umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells to treat patients with cartilage injury. 30 Other studies suggested mesenchymal stem cells from cord tissue may be superior to those found in bone marrow as a means of regenerating cartilage tissue. 14
Population-based studies from around the world report prevalence estimates of cerebral palsy estimated at 1.5 - 4 per 1,000 live births. 91
A recent study shows that, if dosed effectively, umbilical cord blood treatment may improve motor and cognitive function in children with cerebral palsy who are undergoing active rehabilitation and may create structural and metabolic changes in the brain. 24
29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes. 83
Ongoing studies suggest that exposure to cord blood stem cells can help patients with type 1 diabetes achieve better metabolic control. 20 Patients suffering from type 2 diabetes also benefited from the same treatment. 21
Affects nearly 40,000 births per year in the United States. 41
The use of umbilical cord blood for cellular repair in congenital heart disease is being investigated in clinical trials. 68
The use of umbilical cord blood and tissue for cardiac repair after myocardial infarction has been investigated in recent studies. 42
At least 30 million people—or one in ten Americans—have some form of liver disease. 84
The ability of cord blood cells to help patients with liver cirrhosis is currently being examined in a clinical trial. 23
Acute lung injury has a high incidence (200,000 per year in the US), and overall mortality remains high. 85
Clinical trials are currently in progress to investigate the use of umbilical cord stem cells in lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis. 25, 26
27 million Americans have osteoarthritis, one of the most common forms of arthritis, characterized by an erosion of the protective cartilage in joints. 97
Researchers are aiming to regenerate cartilage using newborn stem cells. 98
Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. This number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected. 92
It has been demonstrated that stem cells from umbilical cords can be transformed into cells that are similar to the neurons that are damaged in Parkinson’s disease. 12
Each year, an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States. 89
A recent study has been testing the healing effects of cord blood stem cells on retinal wounds. 31
Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis. Nearly three times as many women have the disease as men. 96
Several studies in which rheumatoid arthritis has been treated with stem cells show significant remission of the disease. 94,95
The annual incidence of spinal cord injury (not including people who die at the scene of an accident) is estimated at 40 cases per million, or approximately 12,000 new cases each year. 90
The potential use of cord blood or tissue stem cells to assist in recovery after spinal cord injury is being investigated in ongoing clinical trials. 22
Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year—1 out of every 20 deaths. 86
The use of cord blood in stroke treatment is being investigated in ongoing studies. 27
Natera is a leader in prenatal and non-invasive genetic testing. We offer products that screen for 35 of the nearly 80 diseases that have been treated using cord blood stem cells. We partnered with Bloodworks—one of the top cord blood labs in the country, with over 20 years of proven quality and experience—to bring you Evercord, a newborn stem cell banking service for families.
surveyed prefer a company that offers products from conception through pregnancy and beyond. 77
Preserving this precious resource for your patients is quick and easy. Watch the video to learn what you need to do to ensure a high quality newborn stem cell collection.