Cord Blood to Treat Autism & Other Brain Disorders: New Studies Launching at Duke Duke Medicine is leading the way in cord blood research as their team of specialist prepare to undertake major studies to explore the use of umbilical cord blood to treat autism, stroke, cerebral palsy and related brain disorders. The group was […] Continue Reading
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Expectant parents are faced with an overwhelming number of important decisions before their baby is even born. One of the most important, life-altering decisions a new parent can make is whether or not to bank their baby’s cord blood, or donate it to help others. Learn more ››
Save the Cord Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to making this important decision as simple as possible for parents by providing unbiased educational information regarding cord blood preservation and its life-saving qualities.
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Do you want to donate your baby’s cord blood but can’t find a public bank near you? We have a solution!
The Cord for Life Program is a nationwide public donation program for cord blood. A limited number of spaces are sponsored by LifeForce Cryobanks who assists with the process and collects your child’s cord blood nationwide. You MUST contact them PRIOR to your 32nd week in order to begin the process and confirm that you meet the criteria for public donation.
Contact CORD FOR LIFE and don’t let your newborn’s cord blood go to waste!
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Current and Future Uses of Cord Blood
Could Cord Blood Prevent Type 1 Diabetes? Yes, we hope so! All eyes are on the CellCARE cord blood bank in Australia as they begin the WORLD’s FIRST clinical trial in this area. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. According to CellCARE . . . Australian researchers at the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children’s […] Continue Reading
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We have wonderful news! The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program is growing and growing. We just learned that there have been 21 lives saved (and more expected) as a result of the valuable cord blood partnerships formed via this program! What excellent news! The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program thrives thanks to the cooperation and […] Continue Reading
The Arizona Perinatal Trust promoted public cord blood donation at their most recent conference in Flagstaff, AZ on August 13th and 14th. The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program / ABRC and Save the Cord Foundation had the opportunity to participate in this exciting conference. Pictured above at our exhibition table are Kristin Wilt, Cord Blood Collection Director from […] Continue Reading
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Cord Blood Fact : The OB/GYN has a key role in helping parents decide if and how to store their baby’s cord blood. Cord blood collection is still only practiced in small numbers, yet more and more patients are looking for a cord blood match — public banks need your donations. For certain illnesses, your […] Continue Reading
Vital legislation is getting bipartisan support for National Cord Blood Inventory to reauthorize funding for cord blood and bone marrow programs for an additional 5 years. As an expectant parent, you need to understand what policies and facilities are being put in place right now having a direct effect on the medical future of you and […] Continue Reading
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