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Blood test could diagnose baby brain damage just hours after birth

Scientists in London have developed a blood test which can detect which babies deprived of oxygen at birth are at risk of serious disabilities. The Imperial College team working with groups in India, Italy and the USA say the prototype test looks for certain genes being switched on and off that are linked to long…

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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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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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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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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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