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Preserving Umbilical Cord Blood for Long Term Use

How long should you store your child’s stem cells? Many parents wonder how long they should store their child’s umbilical stem cells. Researchers have discovered that the lifesaving characteristics of these stem cells can also benefit adults. Crystal Day, a 30-year-old architect from Seattle was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2010.  Originally, she […]

Why Banking Umbilical Cord Blood Should Be on Your “To Do” List

The umbilical cord blood industry is becoming more prevalent with the increase in reliability upon science and technology. The stem cell industry continues to conduct research and host trials which test the effects of use of cord blood stem cells against a disease. Still, many expecting families are undecided as to whether or not they […]

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping (good…bad… or indifferent)

When a family becomes pregnant, there are numerous decisions which must be made. To breastfeed, or bottle-feed? Cloth diapers or Huggies? Daycare or family? Crib or bassinet? The list goes on. . . When choosing to preserve cord blood, many times a parent may question whether or not to cut the umbilical cord immediately or […]

Stem Cell Expansion on the Rise

Mount Sinai Receives $8.8 million Grant to Further Stem Cell Research An $8.8 million grant from the New York State Stem Cell Science Program will accelerate efforts by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to develop new stem-cell-based treatments for chemotherapy-resistant blood cancer and other genetic blood disorders. New York -Article from […]