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Children helping children on Purple Cake Day

Emily Sanson is a mother, humanitarian and CordBank member. She understands the importance of hope for the future which is why she founded the Purple Cake Day children’s charity. a charity that encourages children to help other children.

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Cord blood better than bone marrow

Every day, six New Zealanders are diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Increasingly. stem cells from cord blood are being used to treat blood cancer instead of bone marrow transplants.

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New hope in the shadow of multiple sclerosis

MS isn’t strictly a hereditary disease but it is linked to genetics and that’s why MS sufferer Georgia Woods preserved her sons’ cord blood. she’s planning to protect their future from the debilitating effects of MS.

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Toddler talks after cord blood treatment

Childhood Apraxia Syndrome (CAS) was preventing Isabella’s speech development. Fortunately, her parents had banked her cord blood. Following a 10 minute procedure, her speech started improving rapidly.

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First child treated with cord blood in Aussie diabetes trial

When Rachel Weldon, mother of 4 year old Isla, was asked why she banked cord blood she said – it just seemed like a good insurance policy. “Now being involved in this trial we feel so grateful” Researchers at Westmead’s Children’s Hospital hope that the cord blood, which is rich in immune cells, will help…

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Will the young live forever?

The life saving power of cord blood stem cells is well known. But now thanks to a 115 year old woman, their power to rejuvenate aging bodies and lengthen lifespan has been revealed. Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was at one point the oldest woman in the world. She was also remarkable for her health, with…

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How long should you keep your child’s cord blood stored?

The answer is indefinitely. Cord blood stem cells don’t have an expiry date and the chance of needing to use them increases with age. According to Frances Verter,  the founder of the international independent site – Parents Guide to Cord Blood Banking it doesn’t make sense to invest in the up-front collection and processing fees and then throw…

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New baby on the way?

If you’re expecting another baby, we have a special welcome gift for you both. All you need to do is register by 30 September 2015 and you’ll get the first year of cord blood storage for free. You’ll get peace of mind knowing you’re ready for the arrival of your new baby and save $225.00…

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