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Is your baby Canada’s luckiest baby? As a proud sponsor of the Canada’s Luckiest Baby contest for four years running, we’re SO excited to announce the launch of CLB 4! What is Canada’s Luckiest Baby? Peace of mind, financial freedom, and $50, 000 in prizes to help new and expecting moms and dads get through the… Read more »

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While challenging for some, there’s no doubt about it—being pregnant in any season is an exciting time. But if you’re lucky enough to be pregnant in winter, there are countless benefits. So make yourself a cup of hot herbal tea, put your feet up and relax in front of the fire. Here are our top… Read more »

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Imagine you could protect your family today, from the uncertainty of tomorrow. What would you do? The Healing Power of Cord Banking When a baby is born, the blood found in their umbilical cord is often discarded as medical waste. This blood contains healing stem cells that today is used to treat over 80 diseases, including… Read more »

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Ah, the miracle of birth. For 9 months, you’re beautiful body has sheltered, nurtured and protected a tiny human being. You’ve survived cravings, muscle discomfort, insomnia and nausea, and now, after months of cuddling with a body pillow and waddling to and from the bathroom twenty times a day, one way or another (SPOILER ALERT)… Read more »

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Cells for Life launches cord tissue! * But what is cord tissue, and why should you care? For years, we’ve been telling you about the importance of banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood. Used in the treatment of over 80 diseases including leukemia and lymphoma, it is a way to insure and safeguard your family’s… Read more »

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In 1988, Matthew Farrow, of North Carolina, became the first person to ever receive a transplant using umbilical cord blood. At the time, Matthew was 5 years old and living with Fanconi anemia, a rare, inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure[1]. Pregnant with Matthew’s little sister, Matthew’s mother had her amniotic fluid… Read more »

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Recently, an article was published by CTV and other news agencies telling the story of Nolan, a young boy whose life was saved thanks to a cord blood donation his mom made four years earlier at Hema-Quebec Public Cord Blood Bank, located in Montreal. Nolan had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia soon after being… Read more »

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As the leading cord blood bank in Canada, Cells for Life is proud to announce its role as a founding member of the Cord Blood Association. The Cord Blood Association, or the CBA, is a non-profit organization that “promotes the work of the cord blood community for the purpose of saving lives, improving health and… Read more »

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Every pregnancy, like every person, is different. From morning sickness to swollen ankles, for some women pregnancy can be an uncomfortable, and near debilitating experience. Fortunately, for the lucky ones, it’s a period during which you can continue to enjoy most of the things you did before you were pregnant, including exercise. Pain Relief and… Read more »

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It’s official! The very first Cells for Life Twitter Chat has arrived. How long can you wait before getting an epidural? What should you do when your water breaks? How can I ease pain in labour? Whether you’re new to the delivery room or a veteran of childbirth, labour is scary. Once you realize that… Read more »

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