Did you know that transplanted stem cells from umbilical cord blood are used in the treatment of more than 80 diseases? As research and testing continue to gain traction, it is anticipated that these stem cells could be used in the future to treat hundreds of diseases and injuries we cannot even begin to imagine at this early stage. If… Read More »Cord Blood Transplants Save Lives – But, How?
Pregnant women already know they need to eliminate food and beverages like coffee, some seafood, and alcohol from their diets. But did you know that there are other foods which can potentially be harmful to your unborn child? It is important to eat a well-balanced diet while avoiding foods that may contain bacteria and parasites. Here are the three most… Read More »3 Common Foodborne Bacteria and Parasites to be Aware of during Pregnancy
Cord blood transplants and bone marrow transplants work to replace bad or damaged cells in the body (due to illness or injury) with new healthy cells. These healthy cells typically would be transplanted from the bone marrow of a donor or from cells collected from the person’s (or their family member’s) umbilical cord at birth. The US Department of Health… Read More »The Differences between Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Transplants
What to pack when you’re having a baby Around the time you’re 36 weeks pregnant, it’s a good idea to gather everything you think you’ll need while you’re at the hospital. Once your bag is packed, it’ll be set to go when baby is ready to make her debut. We suggest keeping your ‘go-bag’ right by your keys or in… Read More »The Ultimate Hospital Pregnancy Packing List
You’re having a baby! Booking your first prenatal appointment is exciting and an important opportunity to make sure you feel comfortable with your doctor or midwife. Don’t be surprised when you call the doctor’s office as soon as you know you’re pregnant and find out they don’t want to see you for several more weeks. The first visit is usually… Read More »First Prenatal Appointment Questions To Ask
When your baby is born, there’s no need to keep the umbilical cord. But the blood it holds is a potential life-saver. It’s rich in new stem cells, which can be transplanted and used to treat more than 80 diseases and conditions. Those stem cells generate into healthy cells and tissue. That’s why more and more parents are deciding to… Read More »Public vs Private Cord Blood Banking
There’s a lot to think about and get ready for when you’re expecting a baby. Aside from decorating the nursery and washing all those new tiny onesies, you might have been asked if you plan to save your newborn’s umbilical cord blood. Parents choose to do that with the intent to keep the baby or a family member safe and… Read More »6 Facts about Cord Blood