As our readers know well, our primary focus here at Save the Cord Foundation is to encourage the preservation of cord blood stem cells which can be used to treat 80+ diseases. Yet, we also recognize the growing importance of perinatal stem cells, cord tissues, uses for the placenta, amniotic membrane, etc. Scientists agree we […] 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
Next on Share the Science: Crystal Weaver joins us to discuss how music therapy can be beneficial to cancer patients undergoing traditional treatments like bone marrow and/or cord blood transplants. Register now for this free online event.
Share the Science is a unique webinar series dedicated to the cord blood industry. 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
EXCLUSIVE LIVE EVENT: Join us for a special edition of Share the Science featuring Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg at this year’s AABB Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg is recognized around the world for her outstanding work in cord blood research. In recent years, her research has been focused on using cord blood […] Continue Reading
RECORDING COMING SOON: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is incredibly common, affecting as many as 20% of hospitalized patients according to the National Kidney Foundation. Sadly, despite years of research, doctors have not found an effective treatment for acute kidney injury. As a result, mortality rates remain high at 1-5% of hospitalized patients. However, the […] Continue Reading
Special Projects & Events
Special Edition: Share the Science with Crystal Weaver – Benefits of Music Therapy for Cancer Patients Receiving Cord Blood or Bone Marrow Transplants
As the holidays approach, we are reminded of the need for compassion in today’s world. For anyone undergoing cancer treatment, whether it is chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, a cord blood transplant or other innovative treatment, the healing process can be an emotional and physical roller-coaster. Music can help during these difficult times. Save the […] Continue Reading
Save the Cord Foundation recently sat down to speak with Diane Paradise who beat cancer thanks to a cord blood transplant. In this interview, Diane tells us about her long battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma and how close she came to dying. To see her now, you would never know that she had ever been sick. […] Continue Reading
Save the Cord Foundation recently interviewed Dr. Michael Chez (Sutter Health / Sutter Neurological Institute) about the encouraging results coming out of his autism clinical trials using cord blood. In addition, Dr. Chez spoke about the exciting work in this area also being done at Duke University by Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and Geraldine Dawson, PhD. […] Continue Reading
Resources for Parents
Meet Lyla Edgington. Lyla was first diagnosed with Hurler Syndrome (MPS Type I) on April 4th, 2016 when she was just 7 months old. Her doctors said she needed a stem cell transplant and that cord blood would give her the best chances at overcoming this life-threatening genetic disorder. Lyla’s doctors and parents began to […] Continue Reading
Erik Praskins spoke about his son’s battle with leukemia at the Arizona Cord Blood Conference 2017 held in Phoenix, Arizona. His story is not unique yet, it is hard for many of us to imagine. Watch Erik tell his story below. . . Children are sometimes described as “angels among us.” Indeed, every parent has […] Continue Reading
Save the Cord Foundation recently had the honor of attending Cord Blood World Europe 2017, part of the World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress and World Precision Medicine Congress, held in London. This was a fantastic opportunity to hear excellent speakers such as Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Dr. Colleen Delaney, Dr. Paul Veys, Dr. Guy […] 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 ››