Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation
f you ask Brodie how he got so strong, he has one answer, “Zoey’s blood”. His little sister’s umbilical cord blood is giving him a new lease on life. In December 2018, Brodie became one of the first children in Australia to receive sibling cord blood as treatment for cerebral palsy. He participated in the clinical trial ACTRN12616000403437 that was made possible by a partnership between the non-profit Cerebral Palsy Alliance and the family cord blood bank Cell Care. A video that displayed Brodie’s response to the therapy was released in 2019 (see below). Since then, Brodie has been featured on TV by Studio 10, and most recently Sky News in January 2022.