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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(…)

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(…)

MS Stem Cell Therapy Could be Key to Cure.

MS Stem Cell Therapy Could be Key to Cure.

Pioneering MS Stem Cell Therapy Decades ago, while working as a Fellow at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Richard Burt noticed that the leukaemia patients he was helping to treat had lost their protection to childhood illnesses and needed to be “re-vaccinated”. Cells had been impacted by the cancer treatment and had lost their “memory” of the(…)