Cord Blood Can Save Your Child’s Life: Effective Against More Than 20 Pediatric Conditions

What if there was a simple and easy way to protect your child from a huge variety of childhood diseases and conditions?

The good news is that there is. However, it’s only an option for babies you haven’t had yet. Cord blood banking is increasing in popularity, and it’s an excellent way to help protect your child’s health and wellbeing. Not only now, but in the future too!

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How Can Cord Blood Immunotherapy Save Lives?

Immunotherapy is a relatively recent interest for scientists (when we say recent, think a couple of decades old!). It usually involves the application of certain drugs, which either spark action in the immune system, or “turn it off” so it doesn’t react to anything.

While this can help treat certain conditions, there are many negative side effects of being treated with drugs. And this is where cord blood immunotherapy is an excellent alternative.

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7th Child Provides Cord Blood Stem Cells to Save Older Sibling

Your body doesn’t take a break for the holidays! We may be going into a time of relaxation and vacation, but it’s still essential to pay attention to your and your family’s health throughout this time.

In 2021, we’ve seen a huge amount of success with stem cell treatments using umbilical cord blood stem cells. As we go into the new year, it’s only set to increase! As more and more people realize the immense benefit of cord blood banking, the chance of improving health drastically increases. We fully expect even more success stories in the coming year. If you’re not convinced, Mohammed’s story illustrates the importance and the success of this kind of treatment.

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Cord Blood Transplant: 2 Main Types You Should Know

Over the past 33 years, stem cell transplant from a newborn’s umbilical cord blood have been used to save the lives of thousands of patients. Cord blood stem cells has been used to treat a wide variety of life-threatening conditions including cancer, immune disorders, and blood disorders.

Researchers have discovered that cord blood stem cells may also play an important role in treating conditions like heart disease, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, COVID-19, and several paediatric disorders.

There are two main types of cord blood transplant, known as the autologous and allogenic stem cell transplants. This article will explain the differences between these two transplant options.

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How Cord Blood Stem Cells are Used to Treat Blood Cancers

Welcome to the final part of our four-part article series for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This article will take a closer look at how cord blood stem cells are used to treat blood cancers.

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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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Umbilical Cord Blood: Current and Future Uses for Your Family

Since the discovery of cord blood stem cells in 1974, there have been more than 40,000 transplants worldwide. Many of these procedures have been life-saving, helping patients recover from deadly conditions like leukaemia and multiple myeloma.

But cord blood stem cells may have an even brighter future, with dozens of clinical trials underway that may lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. Some researchers believe that the regenerative potential of stem cells is about to revolutionise the world of medicine.

In this article, we’ll share some of the current and future uses of cord blood stem cells. It will help you understand why cord blood stem cells are a precious medical asset which should be preserved for your family’s health.

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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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10 Awesome Facts You Should Know About Umbilical Cord Blood

The umbilical cord blood was once considered a waste product that was discarded after a baby was born. After many years of research and hundreds of successful transplants, the blood from umbilical cord is now seen as an important biological resource that could potentially save many lives and treat various life-threatening diseases.

A newborn baby's umbilical cord blood is considered highly valuable because of the stem cells it contains. They include haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) which are capable of generating new blood cells, and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which can turn into many types of cells including nerve cells, muscle cells, and bone cells. Learn more about the major types of stem cells within the cord blood »

To help you understand more about the useful benefits of a newborn baby's umbilical cord blood, here are 10 awesome facts about umbilical cord blood every expecting parent should know.  Let’s check them out.

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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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