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Is Affordable Cord Blood Banking Available In The UK?

Is Affordable Cord Blood Banking Available In The UK?

Affordable Cord Blood Banking. When parents hear about the possibilities available to their family through banking their baby’s cord blood, some assume that the costs associated with cord blood banking are beyond their reach.  However, the truth is that cord blood banking costs are incredibly reasonable.  Of course, the cost of banking your baby’s cord(…)

Combating Sickle Cell Disease with Cord Blood Stem Cells

Combating Sickle Cell Disease with Cord Blood Stem Cells

June 19 is designated as World Sickle Cell Day. The international observance provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of the formidable public health challenge presented by the common, non-malignant blood disorder. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder in which the body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The sickled or c-shaped red blood cells(…)

Duke To Explore Cord Blood As Autism And Stroke Treatment.

Duke To Explore Cord Blood As Autism And Stroke Treatment.

Duke To Explore Cord Blood As Autism And Stroke Treatment. Duke Medicine has been awarded $15 million to support an innovative research program that explores the use of umbilical cord blood cells to treat autism, stroke, cerebral palsy and related brain disorders. The award from The Marcus Foundation, an Atlanta-based philanthropic organization, will fund the(…)

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(…)

Could babies fight cerebral palsy with their own blood?

Could babies fight cerebral palsy with their own blood?

Could babies fight cerebral palsy with their own blood? MELBOURNE researchers have singled out three types of stem cells in the cord blood, as they prepare to trial giving Victorian babies back their own umbilical blood in the hope of preventing cerebral palsy. Pre-clinical studies at the Ritchie Centre, part of the MIMR-PHI Institute of(…)