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Big gains after using cord blood for autism

Over 70% of children showed impressive improvements in autism symptoms and behaviours after re-infusion with their own stored cord blood. These results, from a Phase 1 trial at Duke University in North Carolina, have given hope to parents of children with autism, including one young Canadian boy. Click here to read the full study, published…

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15th birthday makeover for CordBank

We’re delighted to official reveal our 15th birthday CordBank brand make-over. Thanks to Liv Kirkpatrick, photographer and CordBank mother of two for these gorgeous packaging shots.

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Sporting couple bank on the future with CordBank

Like all mums to be, broadcaster Laura McGoldrick was overwhelmed by the many choices to be made. So she set about finding the answers for herself. See more The decision to bank cord blood for her new baby was an easy one. She explained more in her blog

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Toddler uses cord blood to prevent diabetes

An Australian toddler is the youngest person in the world to receive an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood in the hope of preventing diabetes. Since her birth, doctors have routinely tested Lucy’s blood for an antibody indicating she was on the path to develop type-1 diabetes. When her sister Ava (now 7) was…

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Will cord blood bring back memory?

Dementia patients have been offered hope that their memory could be repaired after scientists showed that cord blood restores brain function. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in the US discovered that cord blood contains an important protein which vanishes as humans get older. It is believed the protein encourages neuroplasticity in the brain,…

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Parenting adds two years to your life

New research out of Sweden, has found that having children adds as much as two years to your life expectancy. Author of the study, Dr Karin Modig from the Karolinska Institutet, calls the years “payback time”. The research, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, showed that men and women with at least one…

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Just in case…

The ongoing evolution and advancement in scientific research provides compelling reason to consider banking a newborn baby’s cord blood.   Amidst all the hype and anticipation that surrounds the decision to embark upon starting a family is quite possibly one of life’s scariest realisations. For it was not until my husband and I made the…

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