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When 9-year-old Barrett Ross was born, his parents chose to save the blood from his umbilical cord – ignoring the genetic counselor who told them there was no need for the expense. There was nothing in the family’s background to indicate potential disease for the newborn, the counselor told the new parents. (Uninformed advice that…

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Over $938 million was invested in using cord blood stem cells to treat a whole host of illnesses and conditions in the US last year. Researchers are confident that these non-controversial stem cells will make a significant difference to the way that diseases and illnesses are treated in the future. Current research shows that stem…

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A leading stem cell biologist has urged Irish parents who are refused the right to collect their babies’ umbilical cord blood for storage as future medical use, to sue the hospitals if their children later develop diseases such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and type 1 diabetes which can be treated with cord blood. Professor Colin…

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Expectant parents need to know more about cord blood benefits. The founder of an international website dedicated to cord blood awareness has called for more education amongst expectant parents about cord blood banking, and launched a new information brochure to help spread knowledge. “I want all women to understand why cord blood must be preserved…

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Expectant parents can now sign up with CordBank for $750.00 and receive their baby’s special cord blood collection kit within 3 working days. Families with one or more children registered with CordBank can get their collection kit for the discounted sibling rate of $550.00.  Parents (or grandparents)  can choose to pay the $2,000 balance,  which covers the medical testing, processing and 1st year’s…

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To make it even easier for midwives and doctors to collect your family’s cord blood, we recently made the training video – that shows them the steps to follow – available online. It’s been a big hit – here are some of the comments they sent in “A brilliant video. It is useful having the…

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From Medical News Today: Stem cells from umbilical cord blood may provide the raw material to repair the hearts of thousands of babies born each year with defective heart valves, according to data presented at the recent American Heart Association annual meeting. Cardiologists from the University Hospital of Munich report they are about five years…

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