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Little girl writes her name for the first time after cord blood reinfusion

Grace was a happy, healthy little girl – until complications during oral surgery at two years old caused a major brain injury. She was diagnosed with hypertonic cerebral palsy, which left her weak and barely able to move. Fortunately, Grace’s cord blood was stored at birth, so she was able to receive life-changing cord blood…

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The Healing Cell – an exciting new book about the power of stem cells

This week at CordBank we are very excited about ‘The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History is Changing your Life’ – a new book about the incredible powers of stem cells. Its is written by Dr. Robin L Smith, Msgr. Tomasz Trafny and Dr. Max, all incredibly important people in the stem…

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Nathan’s life-changing cord blood treatment

Just like New Zealander Maia Friedlander, a little boy from Tucson, Arizona is seeing the incredible benefits of cord blood therapy. Nathan suffers from cerebral palsy, a condition caused by brain injury during birth that affects 1 in 278 children. It affects brain function, concentration and coordination – in Nathan’s case leaving him barely able…

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It’s a girl!

Congratulations to new parents Ali and Casey Williams, who welcomed their little girl into the world just last week! Little Jessica Harriet Williams was born on the 2nd of April weighing exactly seven pounds. Mum and baby are doing very well according to Blue’s captain Ali, and Jessica’s cord blood is already safely stored here…

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Groundbreaking diabetes clinical trial launches in Sydney

A new Australian study will examine whether umbilical cord blood could prevent or delay Type 1 diabetes in high risk children. The study, announced at the end of last year, will focus on children aged one to 12 years who have a close relative with Type 1 diabetes and access to their own stored cord…

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Why Saving Cord Blood for Every Child Matters

Why Saving Cord Blood for Every Child Matters As a nurse at a hospital in Arizona, Rachel Fryar first learned about the benefits of cord blood banking at work. When she and her husband, Colby, became pregnant with their first son, Jacob, they banked for the same reasons many families do – to be prepared…

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New Study Uses Cord Blood in Treatment of Stroke in Children

  A new clinical trial, treating children who have suffered stroke, with their own cord blood is about to begin in the United States. Aiming to enrol 10 pediatric patients ,who have been diagnosed with an arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) around the time of their birth, the study will be carried out at the University…

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New FDA trial to ‘cure’ autism with cord blood

  The start of an FDA approved clinical trial using umbilical cord blood stem cells to ‘cure’ autism was launched in the USA yesterday (21 August 2012). Dr. Michael Chez, director of pediatric neurology at Sutter Neuroscience Institute in Sacramento, Calif., said he and his colleagues have been processing the trial for more than a…

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Kiwi cord blood success stories

Israeli toddler gets a second chance – thanks to Kiwi cord blood success story An Israeli toddler with a brain injury is now able to walk with a walker and wave her hand which had been previously paralyzed. After finding Kiwi child Maia Friedlanders story on the internet they realised their child’s stored cord blood…

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