The process of collecting umbilical cord blood is fairly straightforward. After the baby has been born, the umbilical cord is clamped and the cord blood is extracted using a needle. The process is very quick and painless for both mother and child. The cord blood collection kit is then transported to the laboratory for processing.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a very common developmental disorder that affects about 1 in 68 children in developed countries. People with autism struggle to communicate and interact with others. They also suffer from learning disabilities, anxiety, and compulsive behaviour.
Currently, there is no cure for autism. However, researchers around the world have been working on a cure using cord blood stem cells. They have made excellent progress with some studies showing a remarkable reduction of autism symptoms in patients who receive cord blood stem cells. This article will share the results of some recent stem cell trials.
The human body is a remarkable machine. It has the capacity to regenerate itself, with organs including the skin, the liver, and kidneys being capable of repairing themselves in a short amount of time.
The capacity for cellular regeneration comes from stem cells. They are the tiny multicellular organisms that are responsible for forming the cells in the human body. They can form everything from nerve cells through to skin cells and lung cells.
As summer approaches and the daily temperatures increase, it’s vital that all mums-to-be, whether you’re in your first trimester or third, ensure they remain hydrated at all times to reduce risk and keep both mum and baby healthy. This article is going to look at 5 simple ways you can prevent dehydration.
Thinking about signing up to cord blood banking but don't know how or where to start? Here are some of the best practices that will guide you in enrolling with a private cord blood bank:
As part of autism awareness month, we’ve looked at what autism is and the early signs you need to be watching out for. But we all know that preventative measures are always best and so here we’re going to look at the common causes of autism.
The common causes can be broken down into three main categories; genes, environmental and other health conditions.
A group of researchers have created a new technique for stem cell generation that could help to treat Epidermolysis Bullosa. Epidermolysis Bullosa is a group of genetic conditions that cause the skin to become very fragile.
Scientists have already created methods for creating stem cells from adult stem cells. These techniques can create induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a person’s skin cells or other mature cells.
Staying cool during the day is one thing but keeping cool at night is a problem most pregnant mums-to-be experience throughout their pregnancy. More of an issue during the summer months, keeping cool at night is vital to getting a good night’s sleep and can become an infuriating battle when you’re hot and flustered. Here are some of our best tips on how to keep cool at night during your pregnancy period.
Stories about treatments using umbilical cord blood stem cells are increasingly in the news. As more parents become aware of the healing and regenerative power of these stem cells, they are faced with two questions:
Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the US. Managing and treating it is vital to minimise the damage it can cause and so the earlier it can be diagnosed, the better the treatment available. As your child grows and develops, the signs of autism can become clearer but it is possible to identify certain warning signs from as early as 18 months old. As part of autism awareness month, we’re going to look at the signs and symptoms of autism.
Doctors in Miami have just performed a life-saving surgery on a 4-month old baby with a rare heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This procedure uses stem cells to help the heart repair itself and grow larger.
As your stomach grows, there are going to be a number of things that are not as easy as they once were. Things like walking long distances, picking up something that’s been dropped or being on your feet all day. But as well as things you can’t do, there are a number of things that you shouldn’t do that are more of a health risk for both you and baby. Whilst everyone will be keen to make the most of the summer and be involved in summer activities, here are 8 activities you should definitely avoid if you are pregnant.
Many people might not know just how effective cord blood banking actually is. Cord blood banking is nowadays highly regarded among the medical community as well as many parents, who are aware of the positive effects that it can bring for future sickness and medical conditions.
If you are one of those parents who decided to save your baby's cord blood, signing the contract and paying the initial deposit is just the first step. In order to increase your chances of successful cord blood banking, here's a simple guide that you can follow:
Autism has come a long way in recent years. Our understanding in how this disorder affects individuals now means that doctors are better able to treat it now than ever before. This article is part of autism awareness month to help people understand exactly what autism is and how to deal with it.
Doctors have been using allogeneic stem cell transplants to treat Thalassaemia Major for many years. Thalassaemia is a common blood disorder that reduces the production of haemoglobin — the iron-containing protein that carries oxygen to cells throughout the body.
As your second trimester comes to an end and your third trimester begins, remaining comfortable can be increasingly difficult. Coupled with the summer heat, it can become nigh-on impossible to enjoy this time. But no matter which trimester you’re currently in, there are some key tips to surviving your summer pregnancy.
Banking your child’s cord blood stem cells can change or even save a life.
The lifesaving power of a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood is no longer a secret. Cord blood stem cells are a better alternative to bone marrow in transplants, and have been used for many years to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases and disorders.