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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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Cord Blood May Repair Hearing Loss

Hearing loss due to cochlear damage may be repaired by transplanting cord blood stem cells according to new research from Italy published in the journal Cell Transplantation. The work shows that a small number of cells can migrate to the damaged cochlea and repair sensory hair cells and neurons. For their study, the research team…

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Maia’s a “Little Treasure”

Cord blood banking has been in the spotlight once again with a three page feature in the June/July edition of Little Treasures magazine. The story focuses on Maia Friedlander’s treatment using her own cord blood for a brain injury sustained at birth and the amazing progress she has made and continues to make on a…

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Cord Blood May Help Repair Children’s Heart Defects

From Medical News Today: Stem cells from umbilical cord blood may provide the raw material to repair the hearts of thousands of babies born each year with defective heart valves, according to data presented at the recent American Heart Association annual meeting. Cardiologists from the University Hospital of Munich report they are about five years…

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Doctors Plan For New Heart Valves That Grow

Doctors may one day be able to use stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood to build new heart valves for children born with heart defects, German scientists said yesterday. These valves could grow as a child develops, doing away with any need for repeated operations to replace outgrown artificial valves or valves made from…

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Maia’s Cord Blood Miracle

When four year old Maia Friedlander greets her dad with a hug at the end of the day it has extra special meaning for the both of them. “Just a few weeks ago Maia wouldn’t even have noticed whether I was in the room or not,” explains Daniel “Now it’s clear she knows who I…

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