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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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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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‘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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Joy after sorrow for family after Doha fire tragedy

A year after tragically losing their two-year-old triplets in a fire in a Doha mall, local family Martin and Jane Weekes welcomed their new babies into the world. Born on July 30, the twins were a very special addition to the family and their arrival was celebrated by us all. Proud father Martin described their…

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New baby boy for Emily Sanson-Rejouis – three years after Haitian earthquake devastation

In 2010, New Zealander Emily Sanson-Rejouis and her husband Emmanuel were in Haiti working for the UN peace-keeping mission when they faced incomprehensible tragedy. A massive earthquake claimed the lives of over 300,000 people including Emily’s husband and two of their three young daughters, Kofie-Jade (5yrs) and Zenzie (3yrs). Thankfully little Alyahna (who was only one year old at the time)…

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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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