Cord Blood Donation

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: 3 Myths Debunked

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: 3 Myths Debunked

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Myths. While umbilical cord blood awareness and banking is steadily increasing in the UK, there are still many misconceptions surrounding cord blood banking and umbilical cord tissue storage.  Here we will take a look at 3 common misconceptions and debunk those cord blood myths. Myth #1: I can’t store my baby’s(…)

Cord Blood Cured Me – Amanda Canale

Cord Blood Cured Me – Amanda Canale

Cord Blood Cured Me In the 1970s, researchers discovered that a newborn’s umbilical cord blood contained special stem cells that could help certain diseases. More than 30 years later, doctors are still experimenting with, learning more about and perfecting the use of cord blood. Amanda Canale doesn’t take time with her daughter and niece for(…)

Donated umbilical cord blood stem cells ‘save’ leukaemia man

Donated umbilical cord blood stem cells ‘save’ leukaemia man

A man who was given 18 months to live after being diagnosed with leukaemia has said his life has been saved by stem cells taken from umbilical cords. David Pyne, from Baguley, Manchester, was given a transplant of cells donated following births in France and the US. The 60-year-old, who is in remission, was forced(…)