Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cure For Type 1 Diabetes Imminent After Harvard Stem Cell Breakthrough

Cure For Type 1 Diabetes Imminent After Harvard Stem Cell Breakthrough

A cure for Type 1 Diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a breakthrough hailed as significant as antibiotics. Harvard University has, for the first time, managed to manufacture the millions of beta cells required for transplantation. It could mean the end of daily insulin injections(…)

Fanconi Anaemia: Appeal For More Cord Blood Donors

Fanconi Anaemia: Appeal For More Cord Blood Donors

Fanconi Anaemia: Sam Fletcher of Whalley, Lancashire is appealing for more women to come forward and donate their baby’s umbilical cords after his son’s life was saved by a stem cell transplant using umbilical cord blood. When Sam Fletcher’s son, Charlie, fell ill with rare genetic disease Fanconi Anaemia he described it as the “most(…)

Cord Blood Donation FAQs

Cord Blood Donation FAQs

Unfortunately, cord blood donation is neither widely available nor widely known about in the UK. While awareness surrounding the area is growing, for some, cord blood donation remains a bit of a mystery, with misconceptions around the subject common.  Here we take a look at common cord blood donation FAQs. Common cord blood donation FAQs.(…)