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Cord Blood America’s “Afford-A-Cord” Program


Cord Blood America announced this week that its maverick “Afford-A-Cord” program, which reduces the initial cost of storing umbilical cord blood stem cells from $2075 to $495 plus medical courier service, will be launched on June 14, 2010 rather than July 1, 2010, as previously announced. “Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to CBAI’s initial [...]

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StemCyte Opens First Stem Cell Bank In India


One of the world’s prominent cord blood banks and biotherapies companies, StemCyte Inc. USA, recently announced that it will be opening its first umbilical cord blood stem cell banking facility at Apollo Hospital in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar district. It will be the first cord blood bank facility in India which shall be used both for public [...]

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Full List Of Public Cord Blood Banks In The U.S.


Ashley Ross Cord Blood Program of the San Diego Blood Bank COLLECTS FOR: Transplants COLLECTS FROM: INTERNET: www.sandiegobloodbank.org PHONE: (619) 296-6393 extension 8327 STORAGE: San Diego, CA TRANSPLANT REGISTRIES: BMDW, NMDP Bonfils Cord Blood Services Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Center COLLECTS FOR: Transplants COLLECTS FROM: INTERNET: www.bonfils.org PHONE: STORAGE: Denver, CO TRANSPLANT REGISTRIES: BMDW, NMDP [...]

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Boston’s First Cord Blood Bank


The Brigham and Women’s donation center, which opened in late spring, is the first Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Bank in Boston and has so far collected 130 cord-blood donations. UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and Women & Infants Hospital in Providence are the other two hospitals in New England allow mothers to donate cord [...]

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Midland Memorial Hospital Collects Baby’s Umbilical Cord Blood


MIDLAND – Midland Memorial Hospital is now collecting new born baby’s umbilical cord blood. The Hospital says that umbilical cord blood has a plethora of cells that make blood which can be used to treat such illnesses as leukemia and lymphoma as an alternative to waiting for a bone marrow transplant, which could take years [...]

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North Carolina Bill Encourages Cord Blood Donation


On Tuesday, in North Carolina, the state House passed a bill to encourage pregnant women to donate umbilical cord blood to help cancer patients. State Representative Margaret Dickson of Fayetteville sponsored the bill, which now moves to the Senate. If the bill becomes law, the state Department of Health and Human Services would place documents [...]

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Cord Blood Controversy – Choosing Private or Public Storage


Cord blood which was considered a waste at one point of time, is now looked as a life-saving entity by many. Many parents decide to preserve cord blood, which is rich in stem cells, and is used to treat more than seventy different diseases such as leukemia, sickle-cell anemia, lymphoma, thalassemia, neuroblastoma, genetic diseases, and [...]

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Umbilical Cord Blood Banks: Private Vs Public


Once parents have decided to go forward with banking their child’s cord blood, an important decision to consider is which type of cord blood bank should donate to; a public or private one? Through the use of marketing tools such as flyers, direct mailings, and parenting magazines, most parents usually find themselves in fix as [...]

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How much do you know about donating umbilical cord blood?


1. How many diseases are currently being treated with stem cells from umbilical cord blood? A. 10 B. 20 C. 30 D. 40 2. My child’s umbilical cord blood can potentially be used to treat: A. My Child B. My Child’s Siblings C. Myself D. All of the above 3. Current research on future stem [...]

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Donating Umbilical Cord Blood


Donating your child’s umbilical cord blood is a wonderful way to help someone who needs it. The umbilical cord used to be thrown away when a baby was born.  But these days, blood from the umbilical cord can be collected after your baby’s birth and donated to a public cord blood bank to help someone [...]

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