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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(…)

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(…)

Caesarean Sections and Cord Blood

Caesarean Sections and Cord Blood

April is Caesarean Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to debunk a common misconception about umbilical cord blood stem cell collection and cesarean births. There are 4 kinds of caesarean birth; elective, unplanned, urgent and emergency. Elective Caesarean Births An elective cesarean birth is planned in advance, often when the mother (or baby) has an underlying(…)