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It’s our birthday but you get the gift

My daughter Valentina was the inspiration for the establishment of CordBank in New Zealand. You can read more here https://www.cordbank.co.nz/our-story/  She turns 19 this month and to celebrate we are giving away a year’s free storage to everyone who registers this month.  All you need to do is register by 31 August 2020 and you’ll…

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Cord blood joins the fight against Covid-19

Researchers are piloting the use of an umbilical cord blood therapy to help Covid patients battling pneumonia. The trial team at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne is currently working with confirmed Covid patients who have moderate to severe pneumonia, until the end of the year. They are trying to find out if the cord blood…

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Autistic youngsters helped by cord blood

We have the inside scoop from Duke University about a trial using cord blood infusions to improve the lives of very young autistic children. The Duke study wanted to find out if cord blood infusions were able to improve cognitive abilities in the children. Those tested received two infusions of cord blood in a six…

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What does a pandemic smell like?

  Apparently Covid-19 has a particular odour and sniffer dogs are being worked with in a number of trials around the world, showing huge early promise in sniffing out people with the virus.   Germany is just one of the countries trialling sniffer dogs, the idea being dogs can be trained to pick up Covid…

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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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