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When pregnant, the task of preparing for your new baby can seem daunting. At Cells for Life, we advocate organization and pre-planning as a means to reduce stress and ensure that all aspects of your baby’s health are being considered. Though a very exciting time, birth preparation can be demanding and, at times, overwhelming. In… Read more »

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For 25 years, cord blood transplants have been saving the lives of those afflicted with devastating diseases. While cord blood is most commonly used to treat blood disorders and to replenish the bone marrow, clinical trials show that cord blood transplants may also be effective in hypoxic brain injuries, including stroke and cerebral palsy.   Why… Read more »

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Cells for Life cord blood bank

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July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month, presenting an opportunity for families around the world to learn about the benefits of cord blood banking. The month-long campaign promoted by hospitals and organizations is dedicated to raising awareness and encouraging patients and families to speak with their healthcare providers about the potential of cord blood stem… Read more »

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Cells for Life cord blood bank

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During pregnancy, the umbilical cord forms as a connection between mother and baby to supply the fetus with everything it needs to grow. Immediately after birth, the umbilical cord offers one more opportunity to give life. Here we look at the physiology and function of the umbilical cord. Umbilical Cord Physiology At full term, an… Read more »

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Clinical trials around the world are testing the safety and efficacy of using cord blood to treat cerebral palsy. CP describes a condition characterized by impaired muscle coordination caused by damage to the brain during development. Children with CP have been found to have increased systemic inflammatory responses [Lin CY, Chang YC, Wang ST, et… Read more »

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Cells for Life cord blood bank

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Patricia Durante was 26 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with leukemia. “It was the worst day of my life,” Patricia says. “We were planning a family and beginning our lives together and it just felt like the end was near.” At 31 weeks of pregnancy, Patricia delivered her daughter, whom she named Victoria Angel…. Read more »

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A revolutionary technique has opened up new doors for the use of cord blood stem cells as a potential cure for cancer. Medical researchers have long examined the use of cord blood transplants as a method for treating leukemia and other blood diseases. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre Cord Blood Transplant Program Director Dr. Colleen… Read more »

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Are you looking for a meaningful gift to give this holiday season? What if we told you we have the perfect gift for those expectant parents in your life – something that will express your love and thoughtfulness, and truly last a lifetime? We’re talking, of course, about the gift of cord blood banking. Whether… Read more »

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