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The History of Cord Blood

The History of Cord Blood

The history of cord blood in medicine is relatively brief.  However, since its inception in medicine, cord blood has developed into approved therapy in the treatment of over 80 illnesses.  Cord blood is increasingly important in regenerative therapies. Despite this many parents are still unaware of its importance and are unable to make an informed choice(…)

Stem Cells: What Are They?

Stem Cells: What Are They?

For several years now stem cells have been hitting the headlines. It seems every week a new breakthrough, discovery or treatment has been found with these amazing cells. But where do they come from? And what do they do? What are they? Stem cells are the body’s master cells and they’re the very first cells(…)

5 Facts About Umbilical Cords

5 Facts About Umbilical Cords

The umbilical cord connects the mother to her unborn baby through pregnancy until shortly after birth. It sustains the baby with nutrients and takes away waste but that’s not all that is special about the umbilical cord. Here 5 facts about umbilical cords. The Umbilical Cord Is A Part Of Your Baby At the moment(…)

Twins and Cord Blood Banking

Twins and Cord Blood Banking

Today marks the beginning of Cord Blood Awareness Month 2016. It’s the perfect time to debunk some misconceptions surrounding cord blood banking in multiple and twin pregnancies. Can I donate my babies’ umbilical cord blood if I’m having twins? Yes. Currently only Anthony Nolan accept cord blood donations from twin pregnancies. Unfortunately this greatly reduces(…)

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day

It’s National Cancer Survivors Day this Sunday, June 5th and we’re highlighting the important role cord blood and stem cells have played in helping increasing numbers of people survive cancer. Cancer comes in many forms and in days gone by a cancer diagnosis was almost certainly terminal. Thankfully, medicine has advanced and today there are(…)