A Bond Created Through Umbilical Cord Blood

A Bond Created Through Umbilical Cord Blood

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 6/15/2016 3:25:00 PM
Back in 2010, Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, a Duke University professor and physician, saved the life of an Israeli girl stricken with cancer. Her battle with the disease was closely watched by the whole country. Six years later, this past month, the cord blood stem cell physician and the 13-year-old reunited in Israel, when Dr. Kurtzberg came to evaluate children with cerebral palsy for a new study using umbilical cord blood stem cells. "I am glad to see science is able to provide solutions for cases which used to be regarded as hopeless," says Dr. Kurtzberg. "I only hope that those who continue throwing umbilical cord blood into the garbage will realize that it's a treasure."

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For One Mom, Storing Her Baby's Cord Blood Was a No-Brainer

For One Mom, Storing Her Baby's Cord Blood Was a No-Brainer

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 5/26/2016 1:44:36 PM
One morning, I got into a conversation with a mom I met in an OBGYN’s office in Clearwater, Florida. She was with her daughter who looked to me to be about 7. She seemed ‘clued in’ to who I was from the start, and when I asked her, “Have you considered cord blood banking for your baby?” The mom confided in me that her daughter with her at the appointment had recovered from leukemia as a result of a cord blood transplant.

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Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Acquired Hearing Loss in Kids

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Acquired Hearing Loss in Kids

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 3/16/2016 12:44:26 PM

It’s not the future. It’s now.

So says Dr. James Baumgartner, pediatric neurosurgeon at Florida Children’s Hospital, with regard to the use of cord blood stem cells to treat a number of prevalent, devastating conditions in children. Dr. Baumgartner presented an update on a phase 1 trial using autologous (a child’s own) umbilical cord blood stem cells to treat acquired hearing loss in children. Families who elect to do cord blood banking ensure the availability of these stem cells for future therapeutic use.

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Team Cryo-Cell International

Team Cryo-Cell International

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 12/22/2015 10:19:55 AM
One of our client service representatives started a grass roots charity drive to raise money and/or get new toys donated to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s hospital not far from our Miami office. As a cord blood banking company, we are by our nature often confronted with the reality of a sick child. Seventy-nine families have successfully used their baby’s stem cells stored at Cryo-Cell for transplants. As a company, we become part of these families’ stories. 

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Cord Blood Banking May Help Turn Back the Hands of Time

Cord Blood Banking May Help Turn Back the Hands of Time

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 12/4/2015 12:05:37 AM
Sounds like a strange question, but in cases where people, thankfully, blessedly, live to a ripe old age, free of diseases, why do they ever die? How come they can’t just keep on living forever? And could death be postponed further if someone’s parents had followed their OBGYN’s advice and done cord blood banking for them when they were born? Death may not the most upbeat topic to blog about, but recent studies reveal some optimistic results about the aging process and the potential role umbilical cord blood stem cells may play in mitigating the impact of aging.

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Cord Blood Banking, It's Personal

Cord Blood Banking, It's Personal

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 11/23/2015 3:07:44 PM
Many cord blood banks churn out eye-catching marketing pieces and still others try to attract the expecting parent by offering low cord blood banking costs. At Cryo-Cell International, cord blood banking and cord tissue banking is personal. 

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Cord Blood Banking May Provide An Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Cord Blood Banking May Provide An Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 11/6/2015 4:29:32 PM
It is predicted that Alzheimer’s disease will possibly affect over 100 million people by 2050, yet there are no effective therapies for the disease. However, hope is on the horizon. New research shows that those parents who bank their baby’s cord blood may be providing them in the years to come with a viable treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Fetal Cells—Like Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Stem Cells—Wield Influence Long After Baby is Born

Fetal Cells—Like Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Stem Cells—Wield Influence Long After Baby is Born

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 9/30/2015 11:49:38 AM
Cells derived from the fetus can persist in maternal tissues for decades after a child is born. In some instances, these cells act cooperatively to benefit maternal health and in other instances, they can lead to adverse effects on the mother: either or both protecting from or increasing susceptibility to a range of afflictions including cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. One thing is clear, they continue to make their presence known long after delivery.

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To Show or Not to Show

To Show or Not to Show

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 9/16/2015 4:45:22 PM
I often go through a similar thought process before signing up to exhibit at expecting parents expos. At first, the deterrents rear their ugly head. But in the end, I overcome all of my own objections for one simple reason: I feel compelled to educate expecting parents on the importance of cord blood banking. 

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The Role of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Sports Injuries

The Role of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Sports Injuries

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 9/10/2015 1:32:01 AM
There has been a lot of buzz around—and a number of athletes who have undergone—stem cell treatments for athletic injuries.  With umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue being a readily available source of stem cells, and an alternative to bone marrow stem cells, the question arises: could cord blood stem cells stored today in cord blood banks, one day be used to treat sports related injuries?

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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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