Monthly Archives: April 2015

Krabbe Disease: Twins Find Cord Blood Match

Krabbe Disease: Twins Find Cord Blood Match

Leicestershire twins Luis and Kian King have found a stem cell match. Juvenile-onset Krabbe Disease The boys from Sileby were diagnosed with the rare condition Juvenile-onset Krabbe Disease which causes loss of motor skills and severely shortens life expectancy.  In Krabbe Disease the body is missing an important enzyme which breaks down certain types of fat-based(…)

Caesarean Sections and Cord Blood

Caesarean Sections and Cord Blood

April is Caesarean Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to debunk a common misconception about umbilical cord blood stem cell collection and cesarean births. There are 4 kinds of caesarean birth; elective, unplanned, urgent and emergency. Elective Caesarean Births An elective cesarean birth is planned in advance, often when the mother (or baby) has an underlying(…)