Clinical Research

Heart disease is one of the deadliest killers in the world to date. Congestive heart failure, a condition found secondary to many major cardiac diseases, possesses its own high mortality rate. Fifty percent of those diagnosed with congestive heart failure will die within the five following years. Scientists and researchers are struggling to understand the […]

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Treatable Diseases with Stem Cells

Adult or multipotent stem cells have been used to treat many different diseases, including these: Chronic leukemias Myelodysplastic syndromes Stem cell disorders Myeloproliferative disorders Lymphoproliferative disorders Phagocyte disorders Liposomal storage disorders Inherited erythrocyte abnormalities Congenital immune system disorders Inherited platelet abnormalities Plasma cell disorders Brain tumors Breast cancer Ewing sarcoma Neuroblastoma Ovarian and small-cell lung […]

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Cord Blood Banking Options

Public banking vs. Private banking Many public banking proponents believe that the greater good to society is to donate your baby’s cord blood stem cells to a public bank for use by someone who may need it, since the likelihood of your baby needing it is very small.   Many private banking proponents think that […]

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What Are Stem Cells and What Is the Value of Cord Blood?

Cord blood is the blood found inside the umbilical cord, the nutritional “pipeline” between the mother and the baby in utero. Following the birth of a baby, the umbilical cord usually is discarded along with the placenta. However, it is now known that blood retrieved from the umbilical cord is a rich source of stem […]

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Treated Diseases

Acute Leukemias Acute Biphenotypic Leukemia Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia Chronic Leukemias Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Juvenile Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (JCML) Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) Myelodysplastic Syndromes Amyloidosis Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML) Refractory Anemia (RA) Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts (RAEB) Refractory Anemia with Excess […]

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Is Cord Blood Necessary?

Some Concerns The most obvious argument against is that the odds of needing cord blood for medical treatment is very, very slim.  Below is a news release on a policy published in the July,1999 issue of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): ———————- A new policy from the American […]

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How to Understand Cord Blood Banking and Banks

A free, unbiased source of information Every expectant parent today faces a tough and irreversible choice:  Should you bank your newborn child’s cord blood?  If you are like most expectant parents, you are perhaps overwhelmed and confused by the choice.  On one hand you receive tons of marketing from the cord blood companies touting the […]

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Cord Blood Banks Review

Researching So if you have decided to bank your child’s blood, or even if you are still on the fence – you will want to research some cord blood banks.  There are a few easy ways to do this.  Search out and contact the leading cord blood banks. When you visit the website of a […]

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What is Cord Blood?

Quite simply, cord blood is the remaining blood from your baby’s umbilical cord and placenta after birth.  Cord blood is loaded with our “stem cells” which are orgins of the body’s immune and blood system and may be the orgin of other organs and important systems in the body.  Stem cells are important because they […]

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