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What Can Cord Blood Be Used For?

What can cord blood be used for? This is a great question and certainly not a new one. The healing power of cord blood has been recognised for centuries by cultures around the world. The potency of the idea that cord blood can regenerate and repair   comes from the symbolic value of cord blood […]

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apartim autism

Four-year-old Apartim is part of an exciting Autism study using his own umbilical cord blood stem cells to enhance his communication. Apartim’s father said, “we are seeing great progress in terms of development #milestones in my son.” http://ow.ly/t0UA30jlMy5 Image: https://fit.thequint.com/health-news/stem-cells-offer-hope-to-treat-autism

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Stem Cells and Dystonia: Michaela’s Story

“Look at me!” says 11-year-old Michaela, “I can walk now!” Michaela Sky Rodrigues is an exceptional girl with exceptional parents. Refusing to accept the bleak outlook doctors described for her, Michaela, who suffers from secondary dystonia, travelled with her family from her home in Australia to China for a series of pioneering umbilical cord blood […]

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Haemophilia and stem cells

Umbilical cord blood has been used to diagnose haemophilia in newborn babies for years. (1) Now scientists are developing a treatment for the blood disorder using stem cells found in the umbilical cord itself. What is haemophilia? Haemophilia is a life-long, hereditary blood disorder in which bleeding lasts longer than normal. Due to a recessive […]

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Siblings Day Success Stories: Stem Cells Saved My Life

Siblings Day isn’t really recognised in the UK, even though our relationships with our brothers and sisters are likely to be the most enduring of our lives. We all owe our lives to our parents, but thanks to cord blood storage, many healthy children and adults now also owe their lives to their siblings. This year, […]

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Early menopause reversed in umbilical stem cell study

If you’ve ever searched for early menopause or premature ovarian failure (POF) online you’ll have discovered a fairly bleak prognosis: “Currently no fertility treatment has officially been found to effectively increase fertility in women with POF,” states Wikipedia, “and the use of donor eggs with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and adoption are popular as a means of achieving parenthood for […]

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Brain tumours and stem cell therapy

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer Wear a Hat Day, organised by the charity, Brain Tumour Research is entering its 8th year on a high. In Parliament, MPs including Jeremy Corbyn, Amber Rudd and Iain Duncan Smith have worn charity badges and in a question to […]

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Third Stage of Labour: Natural or Managed?

The third stage of labour is finally a topic of conversation. While we’ve been able to have democratic discussions with our midwives and doctors about most of our birthing preferences for many years, the third stage of labour has long been veiled in approximately six parts indifference and four parts ignorance. After all, when you’re about […]

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Liver function “significantly improved” by cord blood transplant

Doctors in China have confirmed that umbilical cord blood stem cell (USC) transplant is a safe and effective treatment for liver diseases including cirrhosis. What is liver cirrhosis? People with cirrhosis have scarred tissue caused by long-term liver damage. The scarring stops the liver working properly which can lead to liver failure and death. Cirrhosis […]

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