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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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Parents of siblings with leukaemia find hope in cord blood

David Nassy, the father of two young children both diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) has described the devastation he and his partner, Marie-Anne, have suffered since their son’s diagnosis in January 2016 and their hope that cord blood stem cells from their newborn baby will offer a lifeline for the family. Denny-Rae’s shocking leukaemia […]

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Why Bank Umbilical Cord Tissue?

We’re familiar with the idea of cord blood banking and have read countless stories of the lives saved and enhanced by cord blood stem cell transplants. But why do Biovault Family offer umbilical cord tissue banking? Stem cells from cord tissue are not yet used therapeutically, so why are more and more families choosing to […]

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Autism Treatment is “Truly Amazing”

Families living with autism have welcomed life-changing news this week. 30 children with the developmental disorder have been successfully treated with their own umbilical cord blood in the world’s first randomised, double-blinded, placebo-tested crossover study. Parents welcome cord blood autism treatment Not only was the treatment for autism proven to be safe, but parents and doctors noted […]

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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, the tumour glioblastoma, she imagined that […]

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Umbilical 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 Clinic) But strokes are not always […]

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2019 Reasons to Bank on Cord Blood

2019 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, have had their lives saved or enhanced by something that we routinely throw in the bin: […]

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