August 21, 2012
SACRAMENTO, August, 21, 2012—Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world’s largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA- approved clinical trial to assess the use of a child’s own cord blood stem cells to treat select patients with autism. This first-of-its-kind placebo controlled study will evaluate the ability of an infusion of cord blood stem cells to help improve language and behavior. The study is in conjunction with the Sutter Institute for Medical Research.
April 18, 2012
CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ, and TUCSON, AZ – This Mother’s Day, expectant moms will receive a dose of advice from an unlikely source. Lisa Valastro, wife of TLC’s “Cake Boss,” a mother of four and a cord blood banking advocate, is partnering with a national cord blood bank and a not-for-profit organization to help propel more parents to fully consider the option of saving their newborn’s cord blood stem cells.
March 9, 2012
Expectant parents have lots of decisions to make before their baby is born, including whether to save their child's umbilical cord blood...
November 1, 2011
"When you give cord blood, you give life twice", said the co-founder of Save the Cord Foundation, Charis Ober on KGUN-9 News. Now on national tour, the BIRTH Art Exhibit, presented by Save the Cord Foundation and in partnership with artist Rachel Manley, will be featured November 4th, 2011 at the launch of the new Lund Family Birth Center at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona.
July 18, 2011
Saving umbilical cord blood, to fight diseases...
June 22, 2011
Save the Cord Foundation partnered with artist Rachel Manley, hosted the BIRTH Art Exhibit to advance cord blood awareness and education in downtown San Francisco. The exhibit features Rachel’s work BIRTH, her recent Sketchbook series, and several of her original pieces. The purpose of this project is to educate the public about the medical value of umbilical cord blood and the benefits of storing it when a child is born.
Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center and Community Blood Services of New Jersey Launch first Public cord blood program in Maryland
October 11, 2010
Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center and the community Blood Services of New Jersey proudly announce their new partnership creating the first public cord blood program in Maryland.
March 9, 2010
Tucson is the site of an unprecedented public program to save umbilical-cord blood for babies at risk of developing cerebral palsy.
February 23, 2010
Save the Cord Foundation has coordinated a pioneering program that offers free collection, processing and storage of cord blood stem cells for newborns that are identified as having possible neurological disabilities, specifically cerebral palsy. Charis Ober and Anne Sarabia, founders of Save the Cord foundation had a dream to bring a cord blood collection program to the Tucson community. That dream inspired the Newborn Possibilities Program, a collaboration between Save the Cord Foundation, Cord Blood Registry and Tucson Medical Center.
May 13, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. (May 13, 2009) – Cord blood is collected at birth and can be donated to save the lives of children and adults or banked in case of future need by the family. Without a transplant of donated cord blood, nineteen-month-old Logan Stout wouldn’t live to see his tenth birthday.
March 26, 2009
Save the Cord Foundation commends the California Assembly Health Committee for passing Assembly Bill 52. Assembly Bill 52 proposes increased funding for California’s umbilical cord blood collection program, establishes confidentiality protection for cord blood donors and creates an implementation committee of experts to set the program’s objectives. The bill passed with a 14-2 vote and was authored by Assembly member Anthony J. Portantino.
March 17, 2009
As President Obama reversed a controversial federal funding ban on embryonic stem cell research last week, the nation has been divided in its response. The executive order, however does not provide funding for umbilical cord blood stem cell research, which unlike embryonic stem cells, are a completely non-controversial area of stem cell science that has already proven to treat more than 70 diseases and has shown tremendous potential for regenerative medicine.
February 13, 2009
An unrelated cord blood transplant, even from a mismatched donor, can be effective in treating children with a host of life-threatening diseases and disorders including cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other genetic diseases, according to researchers in the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program.
January 13, 2009
Cord blood, the blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta post-childbirth, is currently being used to treat more than 70 diseases and counting, yet only a small percentage of the 4 million babies born annually in the United States have their cord blood banked. Cord blood is a rich source of stem cells, and because it doesn’t in any way harm the baby, the mother or interfere with the birthing process, it’s backed by groups ranging from the American Academy of Pediatrics to lawmakers to religious institutions.
January 9, 2009
Last spring, Chloe Levine dragged her tiny right foot as she struggled to walk. The toddler's right hand remained clenched in a fist. She did not speak, and her eyes were glazed over...
February 4, 2008
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) speaks out for patients’ right to be informed about cord blood donation and preservation. Like the Save the Cord Foundation, ACOG advocates that physicians provide patients with balanced, unbiased information regarding public cord blood donation and private banking.
Please visit www.acog.com to see ACOGS revised opinion on cord blood banking.
January 2, 2007
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the donation of cord blood to public banks. The academy only recommends private banking when a family member with a current condition may benefit.
Please visit www.aap.org to see the complete AAP policy statement on cord blood preservation.