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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Why is Cord Blood Banking Necessary Today?

The blood left in the umbilical cord after a child's birth is currently known to be one of the best sources of stem cells like those found in bone marrow. It's been utilised as a part of transplants to treat more than 85 medical conditions including leukemia, lymphoma, sickle-cell disease, and some metabolic issue.

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Does Caesarean Birth Affect the Cord Blood Collection Process?

One of the most common questions about cord blood banking is whether it is compatible with caesarean birth. Read this article to find out:

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5 Best Online Resources To Learn about Cord Blood Banking

Are you expecting a new baby and interested to learn about cord blood banking? Here are some of the best online resources to help you get started:

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What Happens to my Child's Cord Blood Sample if I Bank it Privately?

One of the most common questions from expectant parents interested in private cord blood banking is “How does the entire process work?”

This blog post will explain the steps involved when you decide to bank your child’s cord blood in a private cord blood bank.

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10 Cord Blood Facts Expecting Parents Should Know

This post has been originally published in May 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Public and Private Cord Blood Banking: A Comparison

If you are an expecting parent looking for more information about cord blood banking, you might have heard or read about public and private cord blood banking. It would be a bit confusing if this is the first time you are researching about this topic. This article will help explain the differences between public and private cord blood banking.

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What is the likelihood that my child will need his own cord blood?

The stem cells from cord blood can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, so what’s the likelihood your child will need their own cord blood?

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4 Best Practices for Signing Up to Cord Blood Banking

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:

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Cord Blood Banking 101: A Basic Guide for Expectant Parents

The world’s first umbilical cord blood transplant took place in France in 1988 – a fairly recent occurrence – where a young boy was cured of the life-threatening condition Fanconi anaemia, a hereditary disease that affects the bone marrow. Since then, more than 40,000 cord blood transplants have taken place worldwide which has saved thousands of lives.

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