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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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8 Myths Uncovered about Cord Blood Stem Cell Storage

As parents learn more about umbilical cord stem cells and their potential uses, they can become overloaded with information. Unfortunately, some of the information they receive may not be accurate. In this article, we'll uncover the most common myths and misconceptions about cord blood stem cell storage that you should know if you are considering saving your baby's umbilical cord blood at birth.

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Umbilical Cord Tissue Stem Cell Facts Expecting Parents Should Know

Aside from the umbilical cord blood, the umbilical cord itself is also rich in valuable stem cells that can potentially save your baby or your family’s health in the future. And a small piece of the umbilical cord can also be preserved in a private stem cell bank (cord tissue banking) for your family's exclusive use.

A lot of information has been published about umbilical cord tissue stem cells in the past several years. It can be difficult to determine which facts and figures are the most important, particularly if you are a busy soon-to-be-parent trying to learn more about stem cell banking. Here are some of the important facts about the umbilical cord tissue to help you get started:

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What are Your Cord Blood Banking Options with Cells4Life?

Your newborn’s umbilical cord is a great source of valuable stem cells that could help protect your baby and your family’s health in the future. That is why many expecting parents are considering saving the cord blood after the delivery of their newborn baby.

Cells4Life offers the most comprehensive range of stem cell storage services in the Middle East and in the UK. Here’s an informative guide to the stem cell banking options available at Cells4Life to help you make an informed decision when saving your newborn baby’s stem cells at birth.

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Simple Guide to Cord Blood Banking for First-Time Parents-to-Be

The stem cells found within a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood has a powerful healing ability and have been used to treat many conditions including blood disorders, metabolic disorders, and certain types of cancers. That’s why many expecting parents are now open to the idea of saving the umbilical cord blood because it could help protect their baby’s health in the future.

The concept of storing your newborn baby's umbilical cord blood at birth with a private cord blood bank, also known as ‘cord blood banking’ can be overwhelming if you have only heard about it for the first time. Here is a simple guide to cord blood banking for first-time parents-to-be that will give you an understanding of why you should consider saving your baby's cord blood stem cells and how it all works.

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The Benefits of Saving Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells

A newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood contains unique stem cells which have a high level of therapeutic value. In this article, we'll discuss about the medical benefits of umbilical cord blood stem cells and how it can help protect your baby and your family's health in the future.

Among the major types fo stem cells found within the cord blood are hematopoietic stem cells also known as HSCs, which are currently used to treat more than 85 medical conditions including metabolic disorders, blood disorders, and certain types of cancers.

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Cord Blood FAQ: Is It Worthwhile to Store My Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells at Birth?

You might have heard about the incredible medical breakthroughs involving the use of umbilical cord blood stem cells. These stem cells are already used to treat over 85 different illnesses and there is a lot of exciting new research into the regenerative power of stem cells (Moise, 2005).

However, many expecting parents have a lot of unanswered questions about the cord blood banking practice and whether it is worthwhile to store the cord blood stem cells of their baby. So to help you understand the benefits of saving the umbilical cord blood stem cells, we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions by parents who are new to the idea of cord blood banking.

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The World's First Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Recipient

Although most people assume that cord blood stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge medical technology, it has a history that stretches back decades. In fact, the very first umbilical cord blood transplant occurred on the 6th of October 1988 over 30 years ago.

The recipient of the world’s first umbilical cord blood transplant was a young 5-year-old boy named Matthew Farrow. Matthew received the cord blood stem cell transplant to treat Fanconi Anaemia, a rare and life-threatening blood disorder.

This cord blood awareness month, we'd like to share with you Matthew's journey to becoming the world's first successful recipient of umbilical cord blood transplant.

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July is Cord Blood Awareness Month: Help Spread the Word!

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month, an annual event designed to raise awareness of umbilical cord blood and its many medical applications. The event aims to educate people about the regenerative capabilities of cord blood and the many benefits of storing your child’s umbilical cord blood for later use.

Cord blood stem cells are used to treat over 85 different medical conditions, including many forms of cancer, blood disorders, immune disorders, and metabolic disorders.

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Why Save Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Blood with Cells4Life

Founded in 2002, Cells4Life is one of the leading stem cell storage provider in the UK, with many years of experience and a proven track record. We are a dedicated, science-led organisation that offers the most advanced technologies for processing and storing your baby's umbilical cord blood. Cells4Life has more than 150,000 cord blood samples in our accredited storage laboratories in the UK and we have released samples for stem cell treatment of conditions such as brain injury, leukaemia, cerebral palsy, perinatal stroke, and autism.

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