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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

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

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.

Long Term Cord Blood Storage

Long Term Cord Blood Storage

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

C-section research aims to uncover hidden benefits of vaginal births

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

Cord Blood Awareness Month

July Is Cord Blood Awareness Month

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

expanded umbilical cord blood

Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood Could Support Bone Marrow Transplants

Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood Could Support Bone Marrow Transplants Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute recently reported results from a clinical trial of ex vivo expanded umbilical cord blood (UCB). The researchers tested expanded UCB use on high-risk patients with a history of blood cancers. Study patients did not have access to a matched, related or unrelated adult bone marrow… Read More »Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood Could Support Bone Marrow Transplants