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How stem cell treatments help ease Muscular Dystrophy

Compassionate-use experiments have revealed an extraordinary result. It looks like stem cell treatments may provide a way to ease muscular dystrophy (MD). While stem cells can’t cure the condition, their proven properties could help the symptoms. What is ‘compassionate use’ in drug testing?  ‘Compassionate use’ means making a new, unapproved drug available to a seriously […]

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Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month

Did you know that almost 68% of women in the UK start breastfeeding, but just 48% carry on for more than 6-8 weeks? At the same time the WHO recommends six full months of breast feeding.  Breast feeding doesn’t always come naturally and many women just can’t manage it for a variety of reasons. If that’s you, there’s […]

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What to consider when choosing a cord bank?

The science behind stem cells is complex, but there’s no reason why choosing a cord bank should be complicated. Look at it this way. Cord blood stem cells are simply a kind of medical treatment. This means you use the same common sense parameters you’d use when pinning down any kind of medical support. That […]

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How does cord blood banking work?

Did you know it only takes a few short minutes to give your child protection that lasts a lifetime? We can collect and safely store your baby’s cord blood and tissue to give you a life’s worth of peace of mind. This is thanks to a simple, painless process laid out in a kit containing […]

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Why does cord blood deserve an awareness month?

July 2021 marks Cord Blood Awareness Month. So why does cord blood deserve an awareness month? It matters because cord blood banking still isn’t mainstream, but we all need to know how to help secure the future health of our children, from birth to old age. More parents deserve to understand the many benefits of […]

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10 best books on maternal health

Relaxing when you’re pregnant is good for you and your baby and reading a book at night is the perfect way to wind down. It’s a match made in heaven! It also helps to know: What to expect of your body The changes your body goes through How pregnancy affects your emotions The changes you […]

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6 signs of a great Cord Blood Bank

We lead the way in cord blood banking, and we’ve been doing it since 2004. Our long-standing relationships with University of Plymouth and University College London support a team of top stem cell scientists. In 2017 our lead stem cell scientist, Shaun Mansfield, was awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership funding. This was from Innovate UK to […]

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Best sleep habits to reduce post partum insomina

Your whole life has been turned upside down in the most deliciously delightful way, thanks to your new baby. You’re deeply in love with this tiny new being, a feeling so strong it might have surprised you at first. Everything is wonderful, life is magical, you’re living every second of it… but oh, if only […]

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How much does stem cell storage cost?

Cord blood banking is hugely popular these days. The world’s 500 cord blood banks contain a total of more than four million cord blood samples, a number that’s increasing fast by around a quarter of a million every year. So why are parents paying good money to store their child’s umbilical cord blood stem cells? And what do […]

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