Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Could Change their Life

The umbilical cord is a truly remarkable organ. It is a conduit between the mother’s placenta and the foetus, providing the foetus with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood and removing waste. Without a healthy umbilical cord, life would be impossible.

Traditionally, the umbilical cord would be discarded as medical waste after a baby is delivered. However, this has changed in recent years, as researchers have discovered that umbilical cord blood and tissue is a plentiful source of valuable stem cells.

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Ground-Breaking Clinical Trials Using Amniotic Membrane

The therapeutic value of the placenta’s amniotic membrane has been known for over 100 years, with doctors using it to speed up wound healing. However, many researchers believe that it may be far more useful than previously thought.

There is now evidence to suggest that the amniotic membrane may be used to treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, brain injuries, cardiovascular conditions, and more. This guide will share more detail on the recent ground-breaking clinical trials involving the use of the amniotic membrane.

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Indoor Summer Activities for Your Kids During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we need to find new ways to entertain ourselves and our kids. Not only have day trips and holidays been cancelled over the past few months, but we have all had to learn to spend more time in our own homes.

It isn’t always easy to make staying in fun or exciting, particularly when it seems like this is all you have done for weeks, but with our help we are going to try.

We have put together a range of summer indoor activities which you can do with your kids during home quarantine, not only to make them smile but also to keep them entertained too.

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Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Umbilical cord blood stem cells are an important part of a field of research called Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative medicine refers to research into procedures which aim to replace, engineer, or regenerate cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. It is a relatively new area of research, with the term first being used in 1999.

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Amnion Banking: What are the Important Uses of Amniotic Membrane

The placenta plays an important role in the growth of your baby while in the womb. It is responsible for providing oxygen-rich blood to the foetus, which contains valuable nutrients that are essential for growth. It also removes waste and keeps the foetus safe from disease.

But the placenta’s ability to support life doesn’t necessarily finish after your child is born. Researchers have discovered that the placenta and amniotic membrane both contain powerful cells with regenerative capabilities.

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5 Tips for Families to Enjoy a Safe, Fun Summer Season during Covid-19 Outbreak

It is a hard balance to achieve when it comes to being a parent. You want your kids to be safe, especially during these difficult times, but you also want them to be happy and have a sense of “life as normal”. This is particularly true now that summer is upon us and many families will be thinking about organising day trips, holidays and plenty of fun in the sun.

If you are worried about Covid-19, but you still want to have the best summer possible with your kids; then why not take a look at our guide to how to make sure that you and your family have a safe, fun summer season even with the pandemic around?

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Cord Blood Banking During COVID-19: FAQs

In the past few months, several parents have contacted us with questions about the impact of COVID-19 on umbilical cord blood banking. Some parents have been concerned about the possibility of the virus somehow contaminating cord blood stem cells, while others are worried that their child’s cord blood sample would not be processed on time.

We have had so many questions that we decided to create this frequently asked questions page on the topic. If you have any additional questions, please contact us on +971 4 3116613.

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4 Ground-Breaking Clinical Trials Using Placental Cells

Over the past decade, researchers have begun to look more closely at the potential therapeutic value of placental cells. The placenta contains many cells with potential value, including hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), amniotic cells, growth factors, cytokines, epithelial cells and endothelial cells.

The renewed focus on the placenta has already delivered benefits with several ground-breaking discoveries. In this post, we are going to highlight 4 of the most exciting breakthroughs using placenta stem cells which have been made recently.

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe in Pools During the Covid-19 Pandemic

With so many restrictions placed on all our lives due to Covid-19, parents around the world are trying to find alternative ways to keep their children entertained, ways that they may not normally use. This includes getting out the pool in the back garden, or perhaps visiting a local community pool so that they can have the chance to splash around and have some fun.

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Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Treats Rare Genetic Diseases

In an exciting new breakthrough, a team of researchers has demonstrated that umbilical cord blood can safely be used to treat a wide range of rare genetic diseases, including Hunter syndrome, sickle cell disease, Thalassemia, and Krabbe disease.

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6 Tips for Going Outside with your Kids During Covid-19 Pandemic

It has been a strange few months and 2020 will go down in history as the year that so many of us would much rather forget. Whilst it has been tricky for everyone to try and navigate our Covid-19 lives, it is incredibly difficult for those who have children.

Not only have parents had to keep themselves and their families safe, but they have also had to find new ways to keep everyone entertained and sane during a time of lockdown.

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