Posts Categorized: Medical Research

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The Cells for Life Group is dedicated to supporting preclinical studies and clinical trials in the use of umbilical cord blood in regenerative medicine applications. Dr Malhotra’s Cord SaFe study will review the feasibility and safety of administering autologous cord blood of extreme premature infants (<28 weeks gestation). Vital parameters, examinations and any adverse events… Read more »

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In recognition of World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6th, we are sharing a local story from the heart of the Canadian Rockies about a family who accessed their stored cord blood. Danica Crawford and her husband were born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. When their daughter, Kira, was born, she suffered a hypoxic… Read more »

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“The results have changed Leyla’s life and ours” When Angelika and her husband Sami were expecting their second child, they received news that shook their world – their baby had suffered a brain bleed in utero and there was a high likelihood that their child would be born with cerebral palsy. When Leyla came into… Read more »

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Umbilical cord blood is being investigated globally as a potential treatment for cerebral palsy.   The Cell Care Group, consisting of Cell Care in Australia and Cells for Life & Insception Lifebank in Canada, is collaborating with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance to fund a Phase 1 safety trial, led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)…. Read more »

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As specialists in cord banking, we get a lot of expecting parents asking us whether or not you can safely delay the clamping of the umbilical cord if you plan on storing your baby’s cord blood. The answer is a resounding yes! Not only is it safe, but choosing to both delay clamping your baby’s… Read more »

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Seven boys and two girls have been cured of sickle cell anemia thanks to an improved treatment pioneered by the Alberta Children’s Hospital! Historically, sickle cell anemia has required a high-risk treatment plan leading up to a stem cell transplant. For many patients, the medication used throughout treatment was either unsuccessful or fatal – that… Read more »