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Preterm brain injury cord blood stem cell study

Preterm brain injury cord blood stem cell study   A PhD student at Monash University in Melbourne has been awarded the 2021 European Society for Paediatric Research Young Investigator Start Up Grant of 10,000 Euro for research on cord blood stem cell treatment for newborns with brain injury. Dr Lindsay Zhou is investigating the use…

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Stem cell therapy for MS patients

Stem cell therapy for MS patients     Medical professionals are now using stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease which causes the body’s immune system to attack different parts of the patient’s central nervous system such as the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve. Currently there is no cure…

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Dogs and kids – how they help

Dogs and kids – how they can help   With a growing body of evidence that dogs can assist children, especially with issues like anxiety, scientists at Oregon State University have found that dogs do synchronise their behaviour with children in their familes, but not as much as they do with adults.   The findings…

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A baby’s remarkable cord blood gift to her grandfather

A baby’s remarkable cord blood gift to her grandfather                     Czech woman Lucie Pinova’s father was only 60 when he suffered a serious stroke in 2018.  His life was saved but he was left with paralysis of the right side of his body and lost his…

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Prepping for a home birth…

  PREPPING FOR A HOME BIRTH…   38 weeks and we are feeling ready. I’m still working, but had my last client in the salon yesterday and starting to wind down which is really lovely. I’ve had a couple of people ask about what to prepare with planning to give birth at home so here…

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Jazmyne van Gosliga: 6 weeks till our DD

6 weeks till our DD 🗓   I wanna chat about cord blood banking… It’s been super interesting the discourse around this topic in the last couple of days. I guess it’s like a lot of things with becoming a new parent or having another baby, you have to make the decision that is best…

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Jazmyne van Gosliga: What 26 weeks looks like…

What 26 weeks looks like…   This week we received our Cordbank kit – After sharing it on my story and receiving a few messages about it, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to share our experiences with CordBank.   Since being pregnant with Saachi, I soon realized that the option of CordBank isn’t…

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How Maia’s cord blood changed her life and the lives of her family

How Maia’s cord blood changed her life and the lives of her family   Maia Friedlander was the first NZ child to be successfully treated with her own cord blood after suffering brain damage at birth. Thankfully her parents, Jillian and Daniel, had this option because they had saved Maia’s cord blood stem cells with…

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Keeping Shai’s memory alive

Keeping Shai’s memory alive   Frances Verter gave up a career at NASA to dedicate her life to telling expectant parents about the importance of cord blood banking. When her daughter Shai was born, Frances did not know cord blood banking was an option and had no idea of how life-changing these stem cells could…

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Saving Frances’ cord blood saved her life

Saving Frances’ cord blood saved her life   This is a cord blood story that is both heart-wrenching and inspirational. When Frances Everall’s family banked her cord blood with CordBank in 2002, they never dreamed it would be needed so soon and so dramatically. But at four years old their daughter was diagnosed with a…

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What Laura McGoldrick discovered about cord blood banking

  What Laura McGoldrick discovered about cord blood banking   When the multi-talented Laura McGoldrick discovered she was pregnant with her first child, her journalist persona took over. To sort through the overwhelming amount of advice for new mums, Laura started asking questions. One of the things she wanted to find out more about was…

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How does cord blood help autism?

Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Umbilical Cord Blood to Improve Outcomes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder In this interview, Dr Joanne Kurtzberg explains how cord blood is being used in a Stage 2 clinical trial for autism and her hopes for the future.  Joanne Kurtzberg is an internationally renowned expert in pediatric…

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New cord blood trial for spinal injury

New cord blood trial for spinal injury    A clinical trial, using cord blood, lithium and physical therapy to treat the most severe forms of spinal cord injury has been given the green light from the FDA. The experimental treatment does not cure paralysis but is the first to help people with complete chronic spinal…

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CordBank stores your baby’s cord blood in Auckland, New Zealand

Behind the scenes at the CordBank lab CordBank stores your baby’s cord blood in Auckland, New Zealand. We’re licensed by the New Zealand Ministry of Health and operate under the most stringent level of quality applied to cord blood banks globally. To maintain security, our lab is a closed site – which means we can’t…

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GIVEAWAY – Made4Baby Starter Pack

GIVEAWAY – Made4Baby Starter Pack     TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. The promoter of this competition (“competition”) is CordBank Limited (“CordBank”), PO Box 69757, Wellesley Street, Auckland. Participation in this competition is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions. You are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions by tagging a friend…

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GIVEAWAY – Edwards & Co x CordBank

GIVEAWAY – Edwards & Co Avery Capsule and Base                           TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. The promoter of this competition (“Competition”) is CordBank Limited (“CordBank”), PO Box 69757, Wellesley Street, Auckland. Participation in this Competition is subject to the acceptance of these terms and…

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Celebrating the end of 2021 with a special offer from CordBank NZ

Celebrating the end of 2021 with a special offer from CordBank NZ   Just complete your registration with us before 31 December 2021 and you’ll go into the draw to get it for free. The prize includes registration, processing, and the 1st year of storage.  Only CordBank can store your baby’s cord blood stem cells…

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