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Cord blood gives 3-year-old with cerebral palsy hope

Published on Sep 3, 2014 11:26 PM

Three-year-old Jiang Yuecheng was unable to walk or even hold a bottle on his own just a year ago.

But after receiving two cord blood transplants using stem cells extracted from his own cord blood, the toddler is moving around a lot more.

His mother, Mrs Jiang Hongqin, 39, said Yuecheng had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of two.

After he was born in 2011, Mrs Jiang stored two bags of umbilical cord blood in a private cord blood bank.

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