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Cells for Life has recently joined the international Cell Care cord blood banking group that currently comprises of Cell Care in the Asia Pacific and Insception Lifebank in Canada and North America. The combined group creates one of the world’s top 10 companies in the sector with over 150,000 samples stored. In joining forces, the… Read more »

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It has recently been announced that the Duke University Medical Center has received permission, from the FDA, to expand the access of cord blood clinical trials for conditions like autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy. Children who have these neurological disorders are now able to receive therapy, regardless of whether they qualify for a targeted… Read more »

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Weight Training: Pre, During, and Post-Pregnancy Doctors, as well as exercise professionals, always recommend a workout routine to be performed throughout your pregnancy if you have been consistently training. It is not recommended to start something brand new, or introduce a new stimulus if you have not had previous experience prior to becoming pregnant. If… Read more »

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Pregnancy can be a blissful time rich with new experiences, sensations, and emotions that enrich your life in a plethora of exciting ways. And yet, it can also be filled with the not-so-pleasant stuff like morning sickness, fatigue, and mood swings. During this turbulent time, countless books, and “parenting experts” tout the importance of reducing… Read more »

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Have you ever walked into a room immediately forgetting your purpose? Imagine that x 10. Many expecting women report experiencing a pregnancy-induced memory haze causing them to be forgetful. Pregnancy brain, or “Momnesia”, is said to be caused by several different factors. A flux in pregnancy hormones, lack of rest, and new stress triggers may… Read more »

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Over the last 20 years, blood stem cells have been the focus of researching the potential to treat many conditions. New emerging research and clinical studies are constantly underway, investigating ways to treat more diseases. Once cord blood and/or tissue is stored with Cells for Life, you can be eligible to take part in various… Read more »

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Clinical trials, conducted at Duke University in North Carolina, are in the early phases of observing whether the transfusion of their own cord blood could potentially improve the behaviour of children affected by autism. A Canadian family from Toronto, have travelled to North Carolina to participate in the trial. When their son Noah Barcolos was… Read more »

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Cord blood and cord tissue banking is our passion! We love talking about it with you – expecting parents and families and sharing why it’s essential for #WhatMattersMost. We also find it especially intriguing and insightful to discuss it with industry professionals. Recently we talked to Dr. Christyne Peters, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Markham Stouffville Hospital,… Read more »

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Spring savings are in full bloom! This spring, we’re honouring the unconditional love shared between a parent and their child and celebrating #WhatMattersMost! Parents juggle many roles raising their little one; they are role models, teachers, and cheerleaders ­– parenthood takes sacrifice, commitment and patience. You undoubtedly have a million and one little things to… Read more »

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From processing the excitement of pregnancy and the overwhelming uncertainty of labour, to imagining the first few days spent at home with baby – the mind of a new mom is never at rest. As guardian of #WhatMattersMost, she’s busy mentally preparing for the weeks, months and years that lay ahead. From baby names and… Read more »

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