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Expectant parents in NZ need to know more about cord blood benefits

Expectant parents need to know more about cord blood benefits. The founder of an international website dedicated to cord blood awareness has called for more education amongst expectant parents about cord blood banking, and launched a new information brochure to help spread knowledge. “I want all women to understand why cord blood must be preserved…

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Cord blood shows more promise in Stage 2 diabetic trial

The second stage of an innovative trial using cord blood to treat children with Type 1 diabetes is now underway at the University of Florida College of Medicine. In this phase 2 study the investigators are trying to see if a single intravenous infusion of autologous (self) cord blood cells followed by 1 year of…

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Sign up to bank your baby’s cord blood with CordBank in NZ for $750.00

Expectant parents can now sign up with CordBank for $750.00 and receive their baby’s special cord blood collection kit within 3 working days. Families with one or more children registered with CordBank can get their collection kit for the discounted sibling rate of $550.00.  Parents (or grandparents)  can choose to pay the $2,000 balance,  which covers the medical testing, processing and 1st year’s…

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Maia’s cord blood miracle – latest NZ progress “nothing short of remarkable”

The parents of Maia Friedlander, the first NZ child treated with her own cord blood after suffering brain damage at birth, have told local media that her progress has been nothing short of remarkable. In an interview with the Herald on Sunday earlier this month, Maia’s father, Daniel Friedlander said recent independent educational and occupational testing…

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Record number of New Zealand midwives trained in cord blood collection

The launch of our new online training programme has seen a big increase in the number of midwives who are now licensed to collect cord blood for local families. Midwives now feature in the top ten most active collectors of cord blood – making the service even more accessible nationwide. Families have told us that they look for a midwife…

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Why Invercargill NZ Parents Banked Baby’s Cord Blood

Although it is a service most parents hope they will never have to use, more and more people are investing in their child’s future by banking their umbilical cord blood. Invercargill parents Bronwyn and Chris Hughes are two parents who have no regrets they made the decision to store their children’s cord blood. Read the…

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Online training praised by midwives and doctors

To make it even easier for midwives and doctors to collect your family’s cord blood, we recently made the training video – that shows them the steps to follow – available online. It’s been a big hit – here are some of the comments they sent in “A brilliant video. It is useful having the…

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“Why we banked our son’s cord blood”

Congratulations to our March promotion winners – Kylie and Tristan Dean and their beautiful new addition to the family, baby Boston. They entered the ‘register by 31 March’ draw and won the full $5,000 worth of registration, processing and storage: We banked Boston’s cord blood because we wanted to do everything possible to ensure Boston’s…

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