How long can cord blood be stored?

This common question comes up often when researching cord blood banking. Why do some banks only offer, 18, 20 or 25 years when other banks offer lifetime banking? Here’s what we know: Cord blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). These cord blood stem cells produce the cellular ingredients necessary for the blood and …

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Public vs. Private Cord Blood Banking

Deciding between public and private cord blood banking can be a difficult decision. Detailed below is some information that should help you and your family decide which type of bank is best for your needs. ACCESS Public: With public banks, you are limited to delivery at hospitals that handle public cord blood donation. Not every U.S. …

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping

Doctor appointments, Google searches, and a growing list of questions. Does this sound familiar? As time goes on, your little bun in the oven is getting closer and closer to their due date, and the more time that goes by, the longer your list gets.  What delayed cord clamping? Why do it? And can I …

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5 Misconceptions about Cord Blood Banking

When it comes to life-saving medical decisions, most people want to hear just the facts. And it’s no different when it comes to cord blood banking. Unfortunately, when you do a simple Google search on cord blood banking, you get a lot of information that may or may not be factual about the process and …

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Hopeful Cord Blood Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Our central nervous system is covered in myelin, a “fatty white substance” that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers that are responsible for transmitting information to the brain, …

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Sydney toddler Lucy Hinchion the youngest person to receive blood infusion from own umbilical cord

This article was originally posted by Rose Brennan, Health Reporter, at The Daily Telegraph  A SYDNEY toddler has become the youngest person in the world to receive an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood in the hope of preventing diabetes. Since Lucy Hinchion’s birth, doctors routinely tested the 20-month-old’s blood for an antibody indicating …

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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy has it up and downs to begin with but handling a heat wave in the mist of that can be overwhelming. In honor of the first day of summer, June 21st, we have compiled a list of ways for mother’s to survive a summer pregnancy! Drink Plenty of Fluids This probably seems obvious. You …

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10 Zika Free Destinations

If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant it is very important to know the risk associated with zika virus and where it is safe to travel. Zika Virus is becoming more known and is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can be transmitted through sex and …

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