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2018 Reasons to Bank on Cord Blood

2018 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...

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Kenan’s Story: Krabbe Disease

News that Illinois babies will “finally” be screened for Krabbe disease has been received with delight and relief all over the world. Krabbe disease can be treated with cord blood, but is rarely diagnosed in time for treatment to be effective. For Natasha Spencer, mother of Krabbe disease sufferer...

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Cord blood used to ‘switch off’ type 1 diabetes

Australian toddler Lucy Hinchion is already a medical pioneer. Aged just 20 months, Lucy became the youngest ever recipient of an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood cells to “switch off” type 1 diabetes. How can cord blood treat type 1 diabetes? Cord blood is rich in regulatory...

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Is cord blood banking worth the cost?

Cord Blood banking has become an important part of birth planning. There are now over 4 Million cord blood samples held in storage in 500 cord blood banks across the world, and these are increasing by 250,000 a year. But why are parents choosing to pay thousands of pounds to...

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How to care for baby’s umbilical cord stump

Taking care of your newborn baby’s umbilical cord stump is one of the first challenges of parenthood and can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are 5 simple steps to help you keep your little one’s budding belly-button healthy and happy. Shortly after your baby’s birth, her umbilical cord will...

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Watershed Moment for Autism and Cerebral Palsy Treatment

World Cord Blood Day 2017 could not have begun better, as news emerged that a successful clinical trial using privately stored cord blood stem cells to treat acquired neurological disorders has opened the door for many more children suffering from Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Duke University Medical Center has...

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Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy

The NHS defines cerebral palsy as: “a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.” Up until now, there has been no cure for cerebral palsy, but an exciting new study by leading...

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10 cord blood facts every new parent should know

As more and more parents discover the healing properties of cord blood, delayed cord clamping and placenta encapsulation have become hot topics, sometimes eclipsing the important message that cord blood stem cells save lives. So what should you know about umbilical cord blood? 10 cord blood facts every new parent...

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Mother stores cord blood with Biovault to treat brother’s brain tumour

Georgina Russell knew that the blood in her baby’s placenta and umbilical cord was nutritious, but she never suspected that it would become so precious to her whole family. Living with glioblastoma Georgina was four months pregnant when she received the terrible news that her older brother, Ashley, had...

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Biovault scientist receives prestigious award for umbilical cord blood research

Last night in London, Shaun Mansfield, Biovault Technical Ltd and UCL Ph.D. Academic, was awarded an Industrial Fellowship by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 for his project: Improving stem cell yield from umbilical cord blood to drastically improve blood-based cancer and novel emerging treatments. Prince Albert’s educational legacy offers...