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Health and Wellness

Will cord blood bring back memory?

Dementia patients have been offered hope that their memory could be repaired after scientists showed that cord blood restores brain function. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in the US discovered that cord blood contains an important protein which vanishes as humans get older. It is believed the protein encourages neuroplasticity in the brain,…

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Just in case…

The ongoing evolution and advancement in scientific research provides compelling reason to consider banking a newborn baby’s cord blood.   Amidst all the hype and anticipation that surrounds the decision to embark upon starting a family is quite possibly one of life’s scariest realisations. For it was not until my husband and I made the…

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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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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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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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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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