My seven year old niece has type 1 diabetes. I am currently pregnant, and I want to know if she could be a possible recipient of our baby's cord blood. Would such a procedure benefit her at all? I have heard recently that this is a new and encouraging breakthrough for many childhood diseases. Is type 1 diabetes one of them?
Using cord blood for stem cell research is still in its infancy and still very much experimental. You should talk to your niece's doctors since they will know what is available in her region.
Original posting 8 Jul 2002
Posted to Research: Cure
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
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