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Why did Laura McGoldrick and Martin Guptil decide to bank their baby’s cord blood stem cells at birth?

Why did Laura McGoldrick and Martin Guptil decide to bank their baby’s cord blood stem cells at birth?   “The reason my husband and I decided to do the cord blood banking was that it was a type of life insurance for your child.”   “It just seemed like yeah of course why wouldn’t you…

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Why save your baby’s cord blood with CordBank

      Why Buyanna saved her baby’s cord blood… “We decided to store our daughter’s cord blood as an insurance policy against the unexpected in life, and who knows it might even help us with science developing further!”   Learn why saving your baby’s cord blood could save your baby’s life https://bit.ly/2VKclwu  

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What is cord blood – the basics

WHAT IS CORD BLOOD? Cord blood is the blood remaining in your baby’s umbilical cord following birth. These stem cells can repair damaged tissues and are being used right now for thousands of patients. Everyday lives are being saved with a cord blood transplant. WHY IS CORD BLOOD SO PRECIOUS? Your baby’s cord blood provides a rich source of stem cells that…

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Sibling cord blood to the rescue

Sibling cord blood to the rescue    Although Leyla’s brain injury was diagnosed before she was born, no-one told her parents about cord blood banking. But when her baby sister Ela was born in 2018, they not only collected her cord blood but also enrolled in a new trial at Duke University Medical Centre –…

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New study lifts the lid on multi-tasking mothers

New study lifts the lid on multi-tasking mothers                   Turns out mums aren’t naturally good at multitasking – they have no choice but to get good at it! New research debunks the suggestion women are innately better at it than men, finding both men and women’s brains…

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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…

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Banking my baby’s cord blood – Claire Sullivan

BY CLAIRE SULLIVAN Having published and edited some of the most influential lifestyle magazines both in New Zealand and in New York, it’s little wonder Claire has an excellent ability to create inspiring editorial content. As Denizen’s Editor-in-chief, she is firmly placed at New Zealand’s authority on the art of living well and is widely…

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Why I banked my baby’s cord blood

As a first time mother and parent, the overwhelming love and joy you have for your pending arrival swallows you with happiness – more than you can ever put into words. Your eager anticipation over the next nine months; that first flutter, the first kick, hearing your baby’s heart beat through the sonogram for the…

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Blood test to predict preterm birth?

  New results from a multicenter study show that proteins found in first-trimester blood samples may provide important clues about the risk of spontaneous preterm birth.    

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Keeping cord blood for the long term

Science shows that the odd of needing stem cells treatments increase with age. But how long do stored stem cells last? 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…

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