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

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

Blood Types in Cord Blood Banking

Blood Expansion Technique Could Help Improve Transplant Success

New research puts a spotlight on the prospect of blood cancer patient treatment using the NiCord® cord blood expansion technique. The procedure involves culturing and growing cells from a single unit of cord blood in the laboratory in order to generate more beneficial stem cells. If the current clinical trial proves successful, it may lead to further exploration of the… Read More »Blood Expansion Technique Could Help Improve Transplant Success

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer. It is one of the most common types of cancer, affecting the production and function of your blood cells. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell.… Read More »Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Search Stem Cell Clinical Trials

If you are actively searching for Stem Cell Clinical Trials that are currently accepting patients, we now have a searchable database available! Thanks to the Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, anyone can easily navigate the complex world of open clinical stem cell trials. See how cord blood is saving lives in the areas of:   Use the drop-down list… Read More »Search Stem Cell Clinical Trials

Cord Blood Transplants Reduce Complications

Cord Blood Transplants Reduce Complications

A new study offers significant evidence that umbilical cord blood transplants reduce complications after transplant, the need for immunosuppression and the incidence of infections and hospitalizations in leukemia patients. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study released in July 2016 compared outcomes of leukemia patients who had received bone marrow transplants from matched, unrelated donors to those who had received… Read More »Cord Blood Transplants Reduce Complications

Concerned About Passing Down a Genetic Disease to Your Child?

Is there a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, or sickle cell anemia that runs in your family? Are you ready to start a family, but worried that you may pass down a genetic disorder to your unborn child? It’s a fear that many parents share, whether they know there’s a potential risk in their family health history… Read More »Concerned About Passing Down a Genetic Disease to Your Child?