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On Sunday, October 26th, Parent Life Network, Cells for Life and fellow sponsors of Canada’s Luckiest Baby joined in Newcastle, Ontario to surprise the Rowley family. There was no way the grey skies and chilling wind were putting a damper on the day for Kristine and Corey. But the lucky couple had no idea their… Read more »

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Childhood cancer is relatively uncommon. However, it remains the most common disease-related cause of death – more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS combined. It is second only to injury-related deaths among Canadian children.” ~ Canadian Cancer Society September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around… Read more »

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The likelihood of using your baby’s cord blood stem cells has increased over the last 15 years as more treatments using these cells become available. Recent data suggests 1 in 217 individuals may need to use his or her own stem cells, or someone else’s, by age 70. [1] Still, it’s important to note, these… Read more »

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Cells for Life cord blood bank

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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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