What a Positive DAT on Cord Blood Means

What a Positive DAT on Cord Blood Means

No doubt, blood testing is a crucial practice, especially when it comes to understanding mothers’ and babies’ health. A DAT, for example, is an essential laboratory procedure; also known as a Coombs test, DATs identify if the body’s red blood cells (RBCs) possess destructive antibodies. The trouble is that some women—or their newborns—are DAT-positive, but they may not necessarily understand… Read More »What a Positive DAT on Cord Blood Means

pregnancy during coronavirus

Pregnancy and Coronavirus

What to Expect if You Are Pregnant During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Around the world, hospitals are scrambling to prepare for the large increase in patients with COVID-19 coronavirus. If you’re currently expecting, you likely have many questions regarding how the coronavirus emergency could affect your pregnancy. You may be wondering what impact the emergency may have on your birth… Read More »Pregnancy and Coronavirus

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency

NECBB COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Statement As we adjust our lives to reduce the transmission of coronavirus, it is natural to worry about the safety and security of everything you hold precious, including your newborn’s stem cells. As a laboratory business deemed ‘essential’ by the state of Massachusetts, New England Cord Blood Bank will remain open and fully operational.  As we… Read More »COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency

World Cord Blood Day Follow-up Questions

WCBD19 Follow-up Q&A

World Cord Blood Day Follow-up Questions We hope you had an opportunity to participate in World Cord Blood Day 2019 in one capacity or another. If so, you’ll remember that there was no shortage of questions at the end of the presentations. If you were not able to join in, you’ll be happy to hear that the folks over at… Read More »WCBD19 Follow-up Q&A

krabbe disease

Treatment of Krabbe Disease with Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

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

Black Friday cord blood sale

NECBB Black Friday Special

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.

National Health History Day

November is National Family Health History Month

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

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness 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