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Want to add years to your life? Do more housework..

Everyone knows that being active adds years to your life. But who knew that house cleaning counted?   A new study, involving 130,000 men and women showed that the participants who were healthiest and lived the longest were active for about 30 minutes most days, but they weren’t necessarily “working out.” In fact, the most common…

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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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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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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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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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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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New hope for the Hasselman family

Little Lily Hasselman has already been through a great deal in her first five years. She was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just six weeks of age and as a result has to endure daily painful physiotherapy, take medication with every meal, and undergo constant medical checks. Cystic Fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition, with…

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Cord blood banking – the natural choice for eco-conscious NZ parents

From choosing re-usable nappies to wooden toys, today’s expectant parents are conscious of the need to protect their baby’s health while they also look after the environment. “Environmentally-aware parents are telling us they want to provide their newborns with the natural protection provided by banking cord blood at birth”. “It’s a simple and sustainable way…

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