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Tessa Jowell Calls for Innovative Cancer Treatments

This week Labour peer and former culture secretary Tessa Jowell will make a speech in the House of Lords calling for patients to be allowed to trial experimental and innovative cancer treatments, such as stem cell therapy. When Baroness Jowell was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer,...

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Placental Stem Cells to Improve Stroke Recovery

Stroke affects around 150, 000 people in the UK and is the third most common cause of death. It is the equivalent of a Boeing 747 fully laden, crashing, killing everybody onboard every single week. (Professor Pankaj Sharma, Consultant Neurologist at University of London, Imperial College and The London...

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Cord blood expansion to make stem cell transplant widely available

Researchers at the University of Toronto are hoping to make blood stem cell transplants more widely available by expanding umbilical cord blood, according to an article posted on the University website this week. Blood stem cell transplantation Blood stem cell transplants are used to treat disorders of the blood,...

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2018 Reasons to Bank on Cord Blood

2018 reasons to bank cord blood? That may sound like a lot, but it’s really very few. Over 40,000 umbilical cord blood stem cell treatments have now been performed worldwide. That means that 40,000 people, the majority of them children,┬áhave had their lives saved or enhanced by something that...