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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 Stage Four Neuroblastoma (a deadly cancer) at Starship in Auckland. One of the options her family was given was to take her home to die. But armed with Frances’ own cord blood they fought back – and won.

A simple infusion of her own cord blood rebuilt her immune system after the rigorous cancer treatment and restored her to health. Today Frances is happy and energetic – with her cancer in full remission.



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