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Cerebral Palsy - Clinical Trial Announcement

 
 

Cord blood research may unlock future treatments for cerebral palsy

About the Study

Australia’s first clinical trial of stem cell infusion from cord blood as a possible treatment for cerebral palsy (CP) is commencing in Melbourne. The safety trial, led by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), will recruit patients nationally and take place at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Expected to take two years, the study is being funded by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation and Cell Care, Australia’s largest private cord blood bank. It is the first step in a promising process that eventually aims to find out whether cord blood infusion is both safe and efficacious for children with the condition.

Entry into the Study

In order to be screened for eligibility to the study, the following criteria must be met:

  • Children with CP aged one to 11 years of age
  • Stored sibling cord blood

If these criteria are met, individuals can then be assessed for eligibility to the study.

More Information

If you have a child with cerebral palsy and have stored cord blood from a subsequent sibling, please contact the Study Coordinator via email: scubi.cp@mcri.edu.au or
phone (03) 9936 6756.

If you have a child with cerebral palsy and are pregnant, you may be eligible for Cell Care’s free Cerebral Palsy Cord Blood Collection Program.

Contact Cell Care for more information via email: info@cellcare.com.au or
phone: 1800 071 075.

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