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Shai's Story

Shai's StoryShai was a feisty little girl whose mother used her scientific background to search for the best approach to cure her cancer. Shai narrowly escaped death many times, including a recovery that even her doctors considered a miracle, yet she died at dawn on the day that she would have begun kindergarten. Her mother went on to found this website and charity in her memory. Read more...


AABB Center for Cellular Therapies
Sep 2016   The AABB Center for Cellular Therapies is launching a new membership benefit for Spanish-speaking individuals who are interested in cellular... more
Zayed thalassemia patient with brother and stem cell donor Mohammed
Sep 2016   Zayed’s transplant from his brother Mohammed marks the first release of privately stored cord blood stem cells from the UAE to the US.
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Institute of Cell Therapy Pancreonecrosis Histology
Aug 2016   The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has approved a cell therapy for pancreonecrosis, a condition with high mortality, that was developed by scientists... more
Electrical Stimulation Induces Myogenic Differentiation of Human Dermal Fibroblasts
Aug 2016   Electrical stimulation plays a role in many regenerative mechanisms, especially neuromuscular disorders. For example electricity can can induce... more
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Jul 2016   Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg advocates that the standards of public and private/family cord blood banks should be harmonized into a uniform set of... more
ITxM Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Jul 2016   ITxM has partnered with Be The Match® and Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) to provide objective educational brochures to assist families in making an... more
CariCord the family bank at the University of Colorado
Jul 2016   CariCord & ClinImmune are the only family/public banking partnership that provides parents with cord blood storage in an FDA licensed public bank... more
Jul 2016   StemCyte has provided a total of over 2,000 cord blood units to over 315 transplant centers in 38 countries on 6 continents to date, treating over 40... more
PacifiCord a Healthbanks Biotech company
Jul 2016   PacifiCord provides concierge services to their family banking clients in the United States, but is also part of the HealthBanks Biotech Group of... more
Ecuadorian Boy with Cerebral Palsy Has Improved Health After Cord Blood Therapy
Jun 2016   His doctors said that Tomas would not be able to walk or talk, but he has overcome tetra spastic cerebral palsy and acts like a normal boy his age.
Icla da Silva Foundation logo
Jun 2016   The Icla da Silva Foundation is the largest recruitment center for the Be The Match® Registry in the United States. It recruits over 38,000 new... more
Nick Walker, PhD
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May 2016   Hemafund cord blood bank in Kyiv Ukraine has provided cord blood to help over 360 children who needed surgery shortly after birth. Among them 174... more
May 2016   Interview with Prof. Joanne Kurtzberg that originally appeared in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot Saturday Supplement 6 April 2016. Reported by... more
AutoImmune Diseases can effect any organ in the body
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Number of patients enrolled in clinical trials per autoimmune diagnosis
Apr 2016   We are collaborating on a project to compile all cell therapy clinical trials registered worldwide from 2011 through 2015. In this article we have... more