National Pediatric Transplant Week is part of Donate Life America’s National Donate Life Month, which spreads awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation. This year, April 18th-24th marks the week dedicated to championing the message of ending the pediatric transplant waiting list. In light of this week’s significance, we are taking a closer look at the status of transplants in the U.S. and how donating or preserving your baby’s umbilical stem cells has the potential to save a life.
You may have heard that too much of a good thing can be bad; we’re sad to say this even applies to all of those sweets you have been craving lately. At some point in your pregnancy, your OBGYN will discuss the various routine screenings you must undergo on your road to delivery, one of which is the glucose screening test. This test measures your body’s response to sugar (glucose). Learn what the glucose screening test is, how you can take measures to prevent gestational diabetes and how umbilical cord stem cells can play a role in treating diabetes.