Artist Rachel Manley
Save the Cord Foundation is proud to announce an art and education collaboration with artist Rachel Manley. Rachel is a strong advocate for saving cord blood, having become aware of its potential while preparing for the birth of her child. She will be helping the Foundation advance cord blood education through her inspirational painting, BIRTH, a joyous depiction of the day her daughter was born. BIRTH will be featured on the Foundations national educational art poster that will be available to birth educators, physicians clinics and hospitals nationwide. Rachels artwork, combined with a non-commercial message of saving cord blood, will educate expectant parents and the public about the lifesaving, medical value of cord blood and the options for saving it.
BIRTH and Rachel’s sketch book series, currently on display at the Brooklyn Art Library, will compose the Save the Cord Foundation/ Birth Art Exhibit that will carry the message of cord blood awareness from city to city, across the nation. Rachel’s art brings a new face and inspiration to our mission to advance cord blood education. We are proud to have her as our Partner in Fine Arts! Meet Rachel and see more of her inspirational art at www.RManley.com.
Partners in Cord Blood Education
A special thank you to The Click Family Foundation
We'd like to say a special thank you to The Click Family Foundation, Save the Cord Foundation's Tucson community partner in cord blood education and awareness.
Celebrations Stem Cell Centre - Gilbert, Arizona
Arizona Hispanic cord blood donation program
Save the Cord Foundation has partnered with Celebrations Stem Cell Center located in Gilbert, Arizona to bring a state-wide English/Spanish cord blood education and public collection program to Arizona. Celebrations is a hybrid cord blood bank, providing state-of-the-art cord blood collection for both private and public cord blood preservation. Expectant parents and the public will receive non-commercial information about preserving their newborns’ cord blood and their options for saving it. Celebrations has created a public donation program for the Hispanic and ethnically-diverse community of Arizona who are drastically underrepresented in the national public cord blood registry. Expectant mothers can donate their babies’ cord blood free of charge to be used for life-saving transplants in patients affected by the 8o-plus life threatening diseases currently being treated by cord blood stem cells. For more information about Celebrations Stem Cell Bank, please visit their website at www.CelebrationStemCellCentre.com.
Lifeforce Cryobanks - Florida / USA / International
Save the Cord Foundation has engaged in collaboration with Lifeforce Cryobanks’ CORD for Life program, in a multi-state cord blood education and awareness program that stretches throughout the Eastern half of the U.S. Lifeforce Cryobanks is a hybrid cord blood bank offering expectant parents the opportunity to privately bank or publicly donate their newborns’ umbilical cord blood from anywhere in the United States. With over 15 years of experience, Lifeforce Cryobanks is one of the most trusted names in the cord blood field and maintains one of the largest public cord blood collection programs in the country. Lifeforce Cryobanks works with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and Caitlyn Raymond registries to coordinate unrelated stem cell transplants for patients in need. In addition, Lifeforce Cryobanks has international cord blood collection partners in Greece, India and Thailand. Lifeforce Cryobanks and Save the Cord Foundation will be educating expectant parents and the public using the foundation’s free, unbiased cord blood education program in several established public cord blood collection hospital. For more details, please visit the Lifeforce Cryobanks-CORD for Life web site at www.lifeforcecryobanks.com.
Partners in Cord Blood Research
CBR and Newborn Possibilities Program (NPP) Tucson, Arizona
The Newborn Possibilities Program is a research collaboration between Save the Cord Foundation, Tucson Medical Center (TMC), Watching Over Mothers and Babies (WOMB), and Cord Blood Registry (CBR). Its goal is to improve medical outcomes for newborns born at-risk for cerebral palsy, increase awareness of autologous stem cell research, connect at-risk patients with potential therapies, advance regenerative medicine research and lay the groundwork for possible clinical trials. The first-of-its-kind program targets newborns delivered at TMC identified as being at risk for neurological disability and provides no-cost collection, processing and storage (by CBR) of the newborn’s cord blood stem cells for five years. Program participants who might later develop neurological disabilities will have access to their cord blood stem cells for potential applications in new areas of autologous stem cell regenerative research.
The program expects to collect more than 1100 cord blood samples during the first year and a half. Beyond serving the Tucson community, NPP is expected to serve as a model that can be replicated at other medical centers for at risk-newborns.
To learn more about the Newborn Possibilies Program please visit www.newbornpossibilites.com.