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Matilda is a Born Lifesaver

Matilda is a Born Lifesaver

Baby Matilda was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manchester where her umbilical cord blood was donated to Anthony Nolan making her a “Born Lifesaver”.   When Catherine Martin and Paul Hickey were given the chance to donate their baby’s cord blood at birth they seized the opportunity. Matilda’s dad, Paul, is a nurse at Manchester(…)

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(…)

Cord Blood Protects Baby’s Brain From Hurler Syndrome

Cord Blood Protects Baby’s Brain From Hurler Syndrome

Hurler Syndrome; A Need For Screening Babies with a rare inherited disease may be spared from permanent brain damage if they receive an umbilical cord blood transplantat before they are 9 months old. Experts say the findings emphasize the need for early diagnosis of the condition, called Hurler syndrome, preferably through newborn screening programs. Hurler(…)