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Only two HIV sufferers in the world have been cleared of the virus, but the fact that both received the same treatment is cause for cautious celebration and suggests stem cell therapy could offer a lasting alternative to a lifetime of medication. The second person with HIV has been cleared of the virus after receiving […]
A leading expert in the field has argued that cord blood may have advantages over the use of unrelated donor bone marrow in transplants in patients with blood cancers. Chairing a session about cord blood transplantation at the Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (TCT) 2019 conference, Juliet N. Barker, MD, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service, Memorial […]
Business leader, biochemist and now father to newborn Alexander, Ricky Martin is a busy man. Yet the 2012 winner of The Apprentice always seems to have time for others. When Ricky and his wife Gemma realised how few of their peers were familiar with the facts of stem cell therapy, they decided to share the […]
Zhao Jiaxin has become the first child in China to receive a cord blood transplant as a cure for a genetic form of irritable bowel disease that is often lethal to newborn babies.
Jenson has lived half his young life with cancer. Diagnosed with lymphoma aged 4 and then with leukaemia aged 7, it’s impossible to imagine how the Wright family must feel reading today’s news that their son is cancer-free. Just 6 weeks after completing 3 years of chemotherapy in October 2016, Jenson’s family learnt that cancer had […]
We’re privileged to be named in hundreds of couple’s birthing plans and to play a tiny part in their journey to welcoming new life. In 2018 we were able to help dancer Brendan Cole and wellness blogger Zoe Cole to protect their young family’s health. The couple already had a daughter, Aurelia, and were considering using the once in […]
As a retired midwife, Zoe’s mum was aware of umbilical stem cell banking and encouraged the couple to find out more about the process. We spoke to them a week before Zoe was due to give birth about their hopes for the future as a family.
Tony Underhill lived a full, active life until Systemic Scleroderma slowly hardened his skin until he could hardly move. “I nicknamed it ‘the beast inside of me’ “, says Tony. “It’s like having an anaconda, a baby anaconda, growing inside of you, that grows just a little bit every day and he just keeps squeezing […]
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. […]