Monthly Archives: September 2016

HTA launches guide for expectant parents.

HTA launches guide for expectant parents.

The Human Tissue Authority have published a cord blood banking guide for parents in the UK. But who are the HTA and why have they created this guide? The Human Tissue Authority The HTA regulate organisations in the UK that remove, store and use human tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, education and training,(…)

Childhood Cancer and Cord Blood

Childhood Cancer and Cord Blood

Childhood cancer is a parent’s worst nightmare, however, childhood cancer is rare.  Additionally, the days where any diagnosis of childhood cancer is a terminal diagnosis are long gone.  Today the vast majority of children survive as a result of an improvement in diagnosis and treatments.  Especially relevant is the introduction of stem cell transplants.  Cord(…)