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Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the annual campaign to encourage support for research of the disease, as well as early detection. A lot of progress has been made in understanding breast cancer risk factors. Do you know yours? Studies have shown that a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer is related to her exposure to hormones — estrogen and progesterone… Read More »Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk

Mixed Race Considerations: The Benefits of Private Cord Blood Banking

The developments that continue to be made in stem cell research are exciting. Patients with cancer, blood disorders, and immune deficiencies have received the benefits of cord blood stem cells. As stem cell therapies continue to evolve, more conditions will be added to the list of successful treatments. Patients requiring a stem cell transplant can receive stem cells from bone… Read More »Mixed Race Considerations: The Benefits of Private Cord Blood Banking

#StemCellDay: Shining the Light on Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research

Every year, on a day in October, organizations and individuals around the world come together to ensure that we realize the benefits of one of the most promising fields of science in our time.  Stem Cell Awareness Day #StemCellDay – this year on October 8 – is a unique global opportunity to foster greater understanding about stem cell research and the… Read More »#StemCellDay: Shining the Light on Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research

Cord Blood Transplants Save Lives – But, How? 

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? 

Foodborne Bacteria and Parasites

3 Common Foodborne Bacteria and Parasites to be Aware of during Pregnancy 

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 

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The Differences between Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Transplants 

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 

First Prenatal Appointment Questions To Ask

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

6 Facts about Cord Blood

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