Recently on Share the Science, Save the Cord Foundation and Mediware were honored to host Dr. Bernard THEBAUD, neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and a senior scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Dr. THEBAUD discussed using stem cell therapy to improve lung disease and repair organ […] Continue Reading
Parents, Cord Blood Saves Lives.
Expectant parents are faced with an overwhelming number of important decisions before their baby is even born. Cord blood banking or cord blood donation is one of the most important, life-altering decisions a new parent can make. 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 banking / donation and the life-saving qualities of cord blood.
EXPECTING A BABY?
Since 1988, there have been more than 35,000 cord blood transplants worldwide. Far from science-fiction, cord blood is currently used to treat over 80 diseases including sickle cell anemia, lymphoma and leukemia. In the emerging field of regenerative medicine there is great promise in treating things like autism, diabetes, hearing loss, stroke, brain injury and more.
Find the best public donation program or private cord blood bank for your family, explore our interactive map.
Share the Science
Recently on SHARE THE SCIENCE: Dr. Bernard THEBAUD discussed using cord blood stem cell therapies to treat neonatal diseases, improve lung function and repair organs in premature infants. Watch the recorded webinar now.
Share the Science is always free and open to the public. Learn more about this exciting educational series bringing you the latest in research and industry best practices.
NEXT GENERATION: Cord Blood
for Schools & Universities
Find out the facts on family cord blood banking and donation in our new educational STCF DVD featuring Kimberly Romo. As seen in top OB/GYN offices nationwide.
Visit our video gallery and learn more.
Cord Blood Research
Together with our friends at BioInformant, we recently spoke with Dr. Charles Cox, Jr. from the Texas Trauma Institute about his work and on-going clinical trial focused on using cellular therapies (including the use of cord blood stem cells) for traumatic brain injury, and related neurological injuries (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke, spinal cord injury). His team has recently […] Continue Reading
Together with our friends at BioInformant, we recently spoke with Morey Kraus, Chief Scientific Officer at PerkinElmer/Viacord, about the importance of cord tissue stem cells in regenerative medicine. We caught up with Mr. Kraus during the 2016 Perinatal Stem Cell Conference in Aspen, Colorado. Kraus was one of the main speakers at this event where […] Continue Reading
Special Projects & Events
Shifts in the Cord Blood Market and Potential for Growth, interview with Charis Ober by Cord Blood World Europe
What do you think are the biggest achievements within the cord blood and transplantation sector within the past 12 months? Over the past year, there have been numerous achievements in cord blood research and, in particular, in areas of regenerative medicine using cord blood. However, at Save the Cord Foundation, we consider the biggest achievement in […] Continue Reading
Next on Share the Science. . . a special focus on Women’s Health and the revolutionary impact of perinatal stem cells in medicine! Could we soon be treating victims of a stroke or heart attack with a “cord blood cocktail” in the emergency room? Don’t miss this discussion with Dr. Curtis Cetrulo Sr. and learn the latest. […] Continue Reading
Hodgkins Lymphoma Game Over: Diane Paradise Chose Cord Blood Over Bone Marrow Transplant and Chemo (Part 2: #WeCanICan Series) Deathly sick with Hodgkins Lymphoma and facing the 5th recurrence of the disease, Diane Paradise pushed doctors to help her. Educated about her options and her own body, she opted to participate in a clinical trial […] Continue Reading
Resources for Parents
The Hawaii Cord Blood Bank (HCBB) is an independent, non-profit community service organization which began operations in 1998 as a means to help the challenge of finding donors for Hawaii’s ethnically diverse patient population. A growing proportion of Hawaii’s population is comprised of people from multiple race/mixed ethnicity backgrounds. According to the 2010 census, there […] Continue Reading
It is not everyday that you meet an angel but we think we may have found one in Sean Patterson. His donor story is unusual because he actually donated bone marrow stem cells not once, but twice! Sean’s donor story is one of giving. He stands as an example to us all of how easy […] Continue Reading
When talking about cord blood, we must not forget the father’s opinion. He brings a unique perspective to the decision making process. Save the Cord Foundation recently reached out to several fathers who, along with the rest of their family, agreed to save their baby’s cord blood. This is the first in a series of […] Continue Reading
Cord Blood Banking Worldwide
Public or private, find the best cord blood bank for you on our interactive map.
Pregnant in Arizona? You have options.
The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program provides those in Arizona with a public donation program linked to the national registry at Be The Match.
It is free to donate! To learn how, click here ››