Recently, some states have officially approved the second week of September as “Krabbe Disease Awareness Week.” In Ohio, the designation was approved effective October 15, 2015 in honor of Madison Layton who passed away after battling the disease from birth to her second birthday. What is Krabbe Disease? Krabbe (pronounced KRAH-buh) disease is an inherited disorder, also known as globoid… Read More »Treatment of Krabbe Disease with Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
If you’re expecting, enroll with NECBB now and take advantage of the NECBB 2019 Black Friday Sale! Enroll now until the end of November 2019 and receive FREE cord tissue processing and first year storage! *When purchasing cord blood and segment package. Includes first year storage. Subsequent annual storage fee of $280. May not be combined with any other offer.
NECBB Hosts World Cord Blood Day Event As an Official Participant in World Cord Blood Day 2019, New England Cord Blood Bank, Inc. will be playing an important role in advancing cord blood education and awareness. We invite you to join us for an open house on World Cord Blood Day, November 15th, where we will present live virtual conferences… Read More »World Cord Blood Day
The US Surgeon General has declared November as Family Health History Month. This is a national public health campaign, to encourage all Americans to learn more about their family health history. An Important Initiative Do you know all of the diseases that run in your family? According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, a recent survey found… Read More »November is National Family Health History Month
November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Among americans, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death. Today, one in three adults over the age of 65 will die from Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have the disease. Without significant medical breakthroughs, the disease could affect as many as 16 million people by… Read More »November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
The Value of Long Term Cord Blood Storage Parents who have banked their child’s cord blood for many years may question whether it’s worth continuing to store their child’s umbilical cord blood (UCB) unit. While that is a personal choice for each family, we do know that the need for cord blood treatment sometimes arises later in life. For example,… Read More »Long Term Cord Blood Storage
C-section research aims to uncover hidden benefits of vaginal births About 30% of pregnant women in the United States deliver their babies by caesarian section (C-section). In that procedure, doctors surgically remove a baby from the mother’s uterus. The baby does not pass through the mother’s birth canal. In most cases, doctors perform C-section deliveries to minimize inherent risks to… Read More »C-section research aims to uncover hidden benefits of vaginal births
NECC had another fantastic day at this year’s ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Boston! Lead by Joe Rizza, our volunteer team had an enjoyable and rewarding day walking in support of prostate cancer research. The blue skies and cool breeze were a cherry on top of an excellent morning. Team NECC made a good showing again this year, and we… Read More »ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Boston!
July is Cord Blood Awareness Month! The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion designates specific National Health Observances (NHO) dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics. Towards this goal, July has been declared “Cord Blood Awareness Month.” Although people benefit from cord blood banking every day, this NHO provides a special opportunity to highlight the significant contributions made… Read More »July Is Cord Blood Awareness Month
NECBB Attends 2019 MSEF Two New England Cord Blood Bank staff members volunteered earlier this month for the MA State Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF). The fair, which celebrated its 70th anniversary this year, took place May 2-4, 2019 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More than 300 student exhibitors presented their work in one of ten categories, including Behavioral… Read More »MA State Science and Engineering Fair