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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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Plenty Magazine Mentions Cord Blood Banking and CordBank NZ

A short feature in the Winter 2008 issue of Plenty described the benefits of umbilical cord blood banking, and directed readers to contact CordBank New Zealand. New baby joining the family? There’s lots to think about – including whether the baby’s umbilical stem cells should be “banked” in case they may be able to help…

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Cord Bank Mentioned In Woman’s Weekly

The June 18, 2008 issue of Woman’s Weekly featured a story on Jeff, Adine, and their new son Harper. After some complications with low blood plates, Adine delivered a very healthy Harper by c-section — and the trio couldn’t be happier. Prior to Harper’s birth, Jeff and Adine made the decision to bank his blood…

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Probability of Needing Stem Cell Transplant Higher Than Thought

Lifetime Probability of Needing a Stem Cell Transplant is Much Higher Than Previously Reported, Data Shows Study Provides Needed Reference for Consumer Education on Stem Cell Odds of Use BROOKEVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New data published in the March issue of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation indicate the probability of an individual in the U.S. needing…

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