Browsing Month: April 2014

Why Cord Blood Banking Is Important, Especially For Minorities

BANKING STEM CELLS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR MINORITIES. When families find out they are having a child, the most common concern is to ensure that the baby is healthy. One may not anticipate their child encountering major health issues. Saving stem cells is something that many consider, but not as many follow through.  The thought […]

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

This article has been pulled from http://www.technologyreview.com/news/526591/stem-cell-treatment-for-blindness-moving-through-patient-testing/ Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss. By Susan Young on April 16, 2014 Why It Matters Millions of people lose their vision to age-related macular degeneration, and there is no cure. Vision support: The cells […]

Cord Tissue 101

Banking cord blood and tissue is a form of “insurance.”  In case of a health emergency, it is undoubtedly good to have, right?  So, why bank cord tissue?  If you’re saving stem cells from cord blood, why would you need cord tissue?  Well, let’s start with figuring out exactly what it is. Cord tissue comes […]