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What makes cord blood special?

What makes cord blood special? As we approach World Cord Blood Day on November 17, we look at why umbilical cord blood banking is attracting so much attention.

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Unique Aspects of Cord Blood Banking in the UK

For expectant parents looking for a cord blood bank in any country, we would urge them to look at experience, accreditations, financial security and ethics when making a choice of family bank.

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Can I Delay Cord Clamping and Bank Umbilical Cord Blood?

Is it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds? Delayed cord clamping has been linked to health benefits for both mother and baby. But what does this mean for umbilical cord blood collection and transplantation? Stem Cell Scientists from Biovault and University College London, as well as the Parents’ Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, […]

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Your baby’s cord blood is amazing

Why you should consider banking your baby’s cord blood Cord blood is the leftover blood in the umbilical cord after birth, and cord tissue is the cord itself. Both contain powerful stem cells that could be used to potentially treat a variety of medical conditions. Cord blood is rich in stem cells that can morph […]

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COVID-19 and pregnancy – an update from the 2020 Cord Blood Connect

Research suggests that COVID-19 is not present in birthing tissues collected at the time of birth. Welcome to our Friday update where we have news from the recent 2020 Cord Blood Connect attended by Biovault Family’s CEO Kate Sneddon. Usually an annual conference held in Miami, this year’s event moved to a virtual platform allowing […]

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How can I keep my baby safe during hot weather?

Hot weather can be particularly harmful to babies and young children, so knowing how to keep them cool is vital. Babies and young children can become ill during very hot weather. Their health can be seriously affected by: • dehydration • heat exhaustion and heatstroke • sunburn Try these tips from the NHS for keeping […]

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Hot weather advice while pregnant from Biovault Family

With this week’s temperatures set to soar above 30°c in some parts of the UK, we’ve put together some tips to help you stay cool and safe We know how uncomfortable it can be if you’re pregnant during a heat wave, with high temperatures putting you at risk of dangers like dehydration and sunstroke. With […]

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Biovault Family Takes Part in Next-Generation Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Biovault Family is part of a trial to treat Cerebral Palsy. The therapy uses cord blood stem cells to help children with brain injuries.

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Can cord blood treat leukaemia patients in relapse?

In the first major study of cord blood transplantation for secondary acute myeloid leukaemia 40% of patients are “rescued” from the disease. The results of world’s first major study into the use of cord blood transplantation (CBT) to treat secondary acute myeloid leukaemia (sAML), were published in December 2018. 146 patients participated in the test. […]

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