The Burden of Hospitalization Post UCB Transplant vs. Other HCST Sources

The Burden of Hospitalization Post UCB Transplant vs. Other HCST Sources

The accessibility, affordability, post-transplant care, quality of match and likelihood of grafting for each HCST source is carefully considered to determine the best transplant outcome for an individual patient. Given rising healthcare costs, it’s important for families to consider the financial impact of a transplant procedure. So, how does cord blood compare to other transplant sources in terms of cost? A study revealed lower long-term healthcare costs associated with umbilical cord blood transplants than bone marrow and peripheral blood.


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Umbilical Cord Tissue MSC Trials on the COVID-19 Research Radar

Umbilical Cord Tissue MSC Trials on the COVID-19 Research Radar

Mesenchymal stromal cells found within umbilical cord tissue (UC-MSC) have distinctive characteristics that make them a desirable subject of study. These cells are readily available, lack exposure to environmental toxins (due to their naivety), and multiply at a higher capacity than MSCs from other sources. These cells’ combined abilities create an ideal scenario for yielding beneficial treatment effects in patients suffering from COVIDÔÇÉ19 induced acute respiratory distress (ARDS) and similar respiratory conditions.


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National Pediatric Transplant Week: The Potential of Cord Blood

National Pediatric Transplant Week: The Potential of Cord Blood

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.
 

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Should Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Should Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

In an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the devastating economic and psychological toll of the pandemic, the FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for two vaccines. Amongst the population at risk are pregnant women; unfortunately, at this time, many questions remain unanswered in regards to the benefits outweighing the risk of vaccination. Medical authorities and governmental agencies have issued their recommendations for pregnant and breastfeeding women.


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Birth Defects Prevention Month: Tips for A Healthy Pregnancy

Birth Defects Prevention Month: Tips for A Healthy Pregnancy

January marks National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and this year’s theme is “Best For You. Best For Baby.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 33 babies born in the United States are born with a birth defect. The CDC also reports that birth defects are the leading cause of infant deaths, accounting for 20% of all infant deaths. The causes of most birth defects are unknown. However, there are some things you can do to increase your health during pregnancy.


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World Cord Blood Day 2020 Synopsis: A Unique Era for Cord Blood

World Cord Blood Day 2020 Synopsis: A Unique Era for Cord Blood

World Cord Blood Day (WCBD )is a day organized and hosted by Save the Cord Foundation to promote awareness and education on the topic of cord blood. This year’s event featured many keynote speakers who spoke about the value of stem cells found within cord blood and the importance of donating or banking these cells for future use. Another topic at the forefront was the unique challenges and opportunities this year has revealed in terms of COVID-19 and cord blood transportation and transplant logistics.


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Is the Need for Cord Blood Banking on the Rise in 2020?

Is the Need for Cord Blood Banking on the Rise in 2020?

2020 has undoubtedly been a year of unpredictability. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical community has shifted its sight on finding innovative treatment options for emerging conditions. Additionally, umbilical stem cells are being utilized in other clinical and therapeutic applications for conditions such as spinal cord injury, autism, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, and osteoarthritis. As medical science unveils the largely untapped potential of cord blood and cord tissue stem cells, we predict to see an increase in the need for expectant parents to store these valuable stem cells.


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From the Mouths of Healthcare Providers: Cord Blood Banking

From the Mouths of Healthcare Providers: Cord Blood Banking

As we stand on the precipice of a more virtual and socially-distanced future, we want to ensure that expectant parents feel connected with cord blood banking. July marks Cord Blood Awareness Month, a month to recognize the significance of cord blood stem cells and the potential life-saving capability these cells possess. Our team at Cryo-Cell, and our partnering healthcare providers abroad, are committed to helping parents understand the possibilities that lie within umbilical stem cell preservation.


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Cord Blood Awareness Month: The Future of Umbilical Stem Cell Banking

Cord Blood Awareness Month: The Future of Umbilical Stem Cell Banking

Since its establishment of the first private cord blood bank in the United States, Cryo-Cell has long been a leader in the industry of umbilical stem cell preservation. More than thirty years later, our mission remains the same: to provide our clients with the premier cord blood and cord tissue cryopreservation service and to aid in the advancement of regenerative medicine. As we celebrate this month, we wanted to share the exciting news of a partnership with Duke University Medical Center and its impact on our families.


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What Are the Most Recent Clinical Trials Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells?

What Are the Most Recent Clinical Trials Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells?

Besides mesenchymal stem cells being explored in the fight against pneumonia induced by COVID-19, there are numerous other current applications of MSCs in clinical trials. Mesenchymal stem cells are a choice candidate in studies targeting degenerative conditions for their ability to restore skeletal tissue and to differentiate into other cell types. Let’s take a brief look at the most current applications of mesenchymal stem cells being used in clinical trials.


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Founded in 1989, Cryo-Cell is the world's first family cord blood bank.  More than 500,000 parents from 87 countries have entrusted Cryo-Cell (and our affiliates) with their baby’s cord blood collections.  Since inception, 100% of our clients’ collections have been successfully viable upon thaw, a statement that no other cord blood bank has made. Cryo-Cell's services include umbilical cord blood and cord tissue banking. Cryo-Cell's industry leading, state-of-the-art laboratory and storage facility are situated adjacent to its corporate headquarters. This proximity allows our executives to directly oversee the daily operation of the most secured, efficient, and technically advanced facility.

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