4 Cord Blood Banking Myths and Misconceptions for Expectant Parents

The decision of whether or not to save your newborn baby’s cord blood stem cells can sometimes be overwhelming for first time expecting parents. But choosing to save your baby’s stem cells at the time of birth can be a life-changing one.

We have put together some of the most common cord blood banking myths and misconceptions, which we hope will provide you with much needed information while you make your decision.

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Simple Steps to Cord Blood Banking for Expectant Parents

Cord blood banking is a simple, safe and painless process of collecting the blood from your newborn baby’s umbilical cord after it has been cut away and preserving it for 20 years or more. Your doctor or midwife will perform the collection while we handle the shipping, processing and storage.

Saving your baby's cord blood with Cells4Life is pretty simple. Here is an infographic that explains the simple steps to cord blood banking for expectant parents:

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Using Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Neurological Disorders

According to figures from the World Health Organisation, up to one billion people currently suffer from a neurological disorder of some type.  This is approximately 1 in 6 of the world’s population.  The WHO also reports that as many as 6.8 million people die due to a neurological condition each year.

Neurological disorders include a range of diseases and injuries that that affect the brain, spine, and nerves that connect them.  Medical researchers have identified more than 600 different neurological disorders ranging from common conditions like stroke, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumours through to less common ailments like frontotemporal dementia.

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Cord Blood FAQ: How Long Have Doctors Used Cord Blood Stem Cells?

Umbilical cord blood stem cells are often hailed as being the “future of medicine” by researchers and health experts. The capacity of cord blood stem cells to regenerate tissue is very powerful and stem cells have the potential to treat more than 80 medical conditions.

However, many people wonder how safe the use of cord blood stem cells is. Umbilical cord blood stem cells actually have a long history of safety and efficacy as this FAQ will highlight.

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Guide to Cord Blood Banking for Twins

Saving the cord blood for your newborn baby is pretty straight-forward but what if you’re having twins? The process of cord blood banking for twins is as easy as doing it for one baby. Here are the simple steps to remember when signing up to cord blood banking for your twins:

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Useful Tips for Successful Cord Blood Banking in UAE

The demand for saving cord blood is rapidly increasing in the UAE and other Middle East countries. Many parents have discovered the medical benefits of storing their child’s umbilical cord blood for future medical procedures and regenerative medicine. The main challenge parents face after deciding to bank their child’s umbilical cord blood is how to have a successful cord blood banking in UAE.

Here are some useful tips in choosing a cord blood bank and the process of cord blood banking:

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FAQ: What are the chances that we will use the banked cord blood?

The popularity of cord blood banking has dramatically increased in recent years. This has been caused by parents becoming more aware of the benefits that preserving cord blood provides. Cord blood banking allows parents to hold onto the powerful stem cells in cord blood which can be used to treat over 80 different conditions.

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FAQ: How long should we store the umbilical cord blood?

One of the greatest advantages of storing your child’s umbilical cord blood in a private cord blood bank is that it can be preserved for many years. This means your child or another family member can access this valuable and potentially life-saving medical resource long into the future.

But how long can cord blood be preserved? This article will answer this question and identify the main advantages of being able to store cord blood for long periods.

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FAQ: Why HLA matching is important before a cord blood transplant?

HLA matching is an important process that occurs before a cord blood transplant can be performed. This article will explain what HLA matching is and why it is so important.

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What is Cord Blood & How it Can Protect Your Baby's Health

Umbilical cord blood has been featured prominently in the media in the past couple of decades. It is often described as a “miraculous” substance that can treat many life-threatening diseases. But what is cord blood? How can it protect your baby’s health? This article will take a closer look at cord blood and the advantages of saving this precious medical resource.

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