Next, in our on-going #SHARETHESCIENCE series, Save the Cord Foundation and Mediware, Inc. are proud to welcome Dr. Colleen Delaney who will speak about the possible clinical applications of expanded cord blood progenitor cells. As the scientific founder and chief medical officer of Nohla Therapeutics, Inc., Dr. Delaney’s research interests focus on the role of […] 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.
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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
Next on SHARE THE SCIENCE: Dr. Colleen Delaney joins us to discuss her research in depth and the clinical applications of expanded cord blood progenitor cells.
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.
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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.
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Cord Blood Research
Cord blood banking is expensive. Preserving cord blood is a process that depends on highly skilled personnel and very sophisticated equipment. Operating costs are high. Upfront investments for both public and private are significant. In recent years, the increase in regulations have created new challenges for those running public and private banks. Public banks are […] Continue Reading
Every year it is estimated that there are 12,000 spinal cord injuries in the US alone (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sci/detail_sci.htm). These are life changing injuries for which there is currently no cure. Long term care of patients suffering from spinal cord injury is not only extremely expensive, it is emotionally and physically challenging in ways few could ever […] Continue Reading
Special Projects & Events
Exciting things are happening in Arizona! Get ready for the 2nd Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference to be held on April 13th, 2017. We are looking forward to hearing from a wide range of speakers who work in the industry and are leading cutting edge research in cellular therapies using cord blood. For students interested […] Continue Reading
Suddenly struck with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) as an adult, George Cannette and his doctors could not find a bone marrow match for him. Doctors decided cord blood would be the best option. Welcome to Biloxi, Mississippi. The year is 2005 and the area has just been hit by a natural disaster that would make […] Continue Reading
UPDATED: On August 4th, 2016, Save the Cord Foundation joined Nathan Mumford (KEM Foundation) and the Cord for Life Foundation to speak with doctors and nurses directly in Baltimore, Maryland about the need to save cord blood. The group visited Mercy Medical Center and Saint Agnes Hospital. Both of these hospitals actively collect cord blood […] Continue Reading
Resources for Parents
Ready to smile? This week young Joseph Cruz, or “J-Money” as one of the nurses call him, has received a double cord blood transplant to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Doctors at the Nebraska Medicine say that this is first time ever that a double cord blood transplant has been performed in the state of […] Continue Reading
Dear fellow parents and expectant parents, As a physician and father to three young daughters, I am aware of the vast potential of cord blood. My wife and I have chosen to bank the cord blood of each of our daughters. With our first two daughters (ages 10 and 7), we utilized private cord […] Continue Reading
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
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 ››