Stem cells are the body’s master cells. They create our organs, tissues, blood and immune system. Saving the stem cells from your newborn’s umbilical cord provides your family with access to these potent cells which can save and change lives, whether during childhood or later in life.

But you only have one chance to collect your child’s cord blood and that is at birth.

You need to register with CordBank before your baby is born to ensure that these precious stem cells  are available for future medical use.

Cord blood has been used after cancer treatment for the last 30 years. Emerging uses for a child’s own cord blood include  the treatment of brain injuryType 1 diabetesautism, hearing loss,  spinal injury and the reversal of paralysis.

Frances survived a deadly cancer


At just four years old, Auckland local Frances was diagnosed with a stage four Neuroblastoma (a cancer of the nervous system.) Her parents were told to take her home to die. But armed with Frances’ cord blood they fought back and their daughter survived.

View Frances’ uplifting story of how courage and cord blood beat cancer.

Maia got a second chance


Treated in 2008 with her own cord blood, New Zealander Maia Friedlander and her family got a second chance at life…

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Wise Words from Dr Young

Wise Words from Doctor Young

Founding director of the W M Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience & Professor at Rutgers, Dr Young’s trial uses cord blood to repair spinal cord injury.

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