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Umbilical Cord Blood Banks

A Parent's Wild Ride to Cord Blood

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I have worn many hats in my life but the one I take most seriously is my "mommy bere." The decisions I make on my children's behalf can impact their whole lives, and the responsibility of it all sometimes overwhelms me.

Cord Blood Offers a Cure for Cancer and HIV, but Who Pays?

Pro Journo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Marta Belcher, Juris Doctorate Candidate at Stanford Law School Umbilical cord blood transplants cure more than 70 serious diseases, but public c...

Giuliana And Bill Rancic Bank Baby Duke's Umbilical Cord Blood

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.27.2012 | Parents

New parents and reality television stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic have written about their decision to privately store their newborn son's umbilical c...

Cord Blood Banking: Not a Clear-Cut Answer

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

No sooner do the blue lines show up on a pregnancy test than expectant parents find themselves bombarded with brochures from companies extolling the benefits of umbilical-cord blood banking.

Umbilical Cord Blood: Save It and Save Lives

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Thousands of Americans -- many of them children -- needlessly die annually because they cannot find either a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood match to help treat conditions like lymphoma and leukemia.

Horses and Stem Cells

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Researchers are now recommending that owners and breeders of thoroughbreds consider banking the umbilical cord stem cells from prize race horses.