Cord Blood Wakes Up Drowning Victim’s Brain

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on August 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Cord Blood Wakes Up Drowning Victim’s Brain

Stem cells from cord blood saves drowning victims brain. Exciting news for patients with brain trauma, cerebral palsy and stroke.


PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 27, 2010 – New Heart Foundation is excited about reports of a patient’s cord blood stem cells treating her after a drowning accident left her with moderate to severe brain damage. Two year old Sparrow Morris drowned in her family’s pool and as a result lost oxygen for approximately 45 minutes and suffered 2 cardiac arrests. She was not expected to live. She did survive the drowning, but was left with significant brain damage. She was a two year old who functioned at the level of a 3 month old. Fortunately, her parents had stored her cord blood stem cells. A year after her accident Little Sparrow went to Duke University where she was treated with an infusion of her own cord blood stem cells. Within a day, her parents reported a dramatic improvement and she continues to improve. Her parents report she has not reached a plateau in her recovery since the stem cell treatment.

New Heart Foundation has patent pending protocols to treat stroke, cerebral palsy, brain trauma, and low oxygen injury to the brain similar to what affected baby Sparrow. The treatment involves adult stem cells.

Unfortunately, many patients suffer from these conditions. In addition, there is little in the way of available treatments for these conditions. United States statistics for these conditions include: Stroke: 6 million patients, Brain Trauma: 1.7 million, and Cerebral Palsy: 1million.

via Cord Blood Wakes Up Drowning Victim’s Brain.

Other STROKE articles:

  1. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/autologous-neural-stem-cells-benefit-parkinson%e2%80%99s-patients-adultstemcell-com/
  2. https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/stem-cell-treatment-for-stroke-and-traumatic-brain-injury-wholewellness-net/
  3. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-stem-cells-block-stroke-damage
  4. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110831160216.htm

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