Cord Blood Stem Cells Win An Oscar!
On Oscar night, as Hollywood stars walked down the red carpet and Joan Rivers made fun of the dresses she did not like, more movie magic was being made. If you have ever watched any of the many movies in which the star's girlfriend is laying in a hospital bed struggling for her life and then suddenly opens her eyes to let the audience know that all is well, you'll understand exactly why cord blood stem cells are cinch for an Oscar.
The movies that you have seen in the theatre represent Hollywood's version of miracles. Cord blood stem cells have recently produced several miracles as part of a Duke University research trial. In this trial, children who have suffered brain injuries from stroke, cerebral palsy, and possibly autism are given back the cord blood stem cells that were collected from them at birth. Within several days of this fifteen minute infusion, these children have demonstrated dramatic recoveries. While the leader of the trial has repeatedly cautioned us all not to wait before crediting cord blood stem cells for these real life miracles, the parents of these children have made it their business to let everyone know what has happened. These parents are so grateful for the recovery that they believe cord blood stem cells enabled their children to achieve, they are on a mission to let everyone know the potential power of these tiny cells.
If umbilical cord stem cells could walk down the red carpet, these parents would shove a sock in Joan River's mouth. If these umbilical cord stem cells could sit inside the auditorium, these mother's would make certain they had front row seats and plenty of camera "face time". If these umbilical cord stem cells could star in a movie, these mother's would ensure it became a block buster. If these umbilical cord stem cells could win an Oscar, these mothers would make certain it was for Best Picture as well as Best Supporting Actor(s).
As more and more children experience the miracles sometimes associated with cord blood stem cells, and more parents start shouting for joy from the hill tops, maybe Hollywood will take notice and the next Oscar will go to these amazing cells.