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Mini pig cartilage trial brings new hope

  With over a million knee and hip replacement operations carried out every year in the US –  the need to find a way to replace worn cartilage is vital. The result of a new study involving mini pigs, treated with cord blood,  has good news for sufferers. In a study carried out at the…

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Cord blood saves baby after drowning

Summer is fast approaching… and sadly, drowning remains one of the leading causes of death for children. But one family’s decision to bank their daughters cord blood at birth gave her a second chance after drowning. After falling into her family swimming pool Sparrow Morris was without oxygen for 45 minutes, the outlook for one year…

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Win free cord blood banking this month – celebrating Frances’ survival

Kiwi families have the chance to win free cord blood banking for their babies this month – thanks to a special promotion celebrating the 7th anniversary of Frances Everall’s life saving cord blood re-infusion. Diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer when she was only 4, Frances’ outlook was very grim. But thank to the foresight…

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Cord Blood Cure for Autism?

The worlds leading cord blood specialist, Dr Joanne Kurtzberg has started a study using a child’s own cord blood to treat autism. The $15 million project, at Duke University, has already enrolled 20 children. Read more about this exciting study which brings new hope to families worldwide http://corporate.dukemedicine.org/news_and_publications/news_office/news/15-million-award-to-go-toward-exploring-new-treatments-for-autism-other-brain-disorders

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FDA-approved trial in the US to treat hearing loss with cord blood stem cells

Florida Childrens Hospital in Orlando is launching a trial that will use children’s stem cells to treat acquired sensorineural hearing loss. This groundbreaking phase 1 trial will be assesing whether a childs own cord blood can improve inner ear function, speech and language development. Sensioneural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss, with up…

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Could premature babies benefit from their own cord blood stem cells?

Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn deaths (babies in the first four weeks of life) and the second leading cause of infant mortality (within the first year of life), after congenital abnormalities. It’s also the second leading cause of death after pneumonia in children under the age of five. A premature baby is a…

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‘It’s cheaper than my TV and I never thought we’d use it’

Just hours after Bailey was born, her mother Rebecca noticed she was moving strangely. Despite initially being given the all clear, a brain scan was performed by the paediatric neurology team shortly after Bailey left hospital. The results showed that she had suffered a stroke in utero. The doctors believe that a piece of placenta had travelled through…

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Phoenix rises & laughs – thanks to cord blood reinfusion

After little Phoenix Suttie suffered a brain injury at his birth in Auckland in 2012 – his mum and dad were told he would never walk or talk. But his parents Jason and Arna refused to accept that outcome – at least not without a fight. And because they had banked his cord blood at…

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