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October

The Placenta is Small but Mighty
Oct 2020   Not only is the placenta an amazing organ during pregnancy, moreover its benefits extend beyond pregnancy and can offer hope that will last a lifetime.
Cells4Life Brings Placenta Banking to the UK
Oct 2020   Cells4Life offers parents a choice of placenta banking services: amniotic membrane or chorionic tissue. Together with umbilical cord tissue, this gives parents access to different types of birth tissues and the unique cell populations that each contains.
41% of recruiting cord blood trials are using a specialized cell product derived from cord blood.
Oct 2020   At present, 41% of recruiting cord blood trials are using a specialized cell product derived from cord blood, not just unmanipulated cord blood cells.

September

heat map of automatic newborn screening in the United States
Sep 2020   Within the United States, mandatory newborn screening varies dramatically from state to state. Parents that want to screen their baby for all actionable genetic conditions can purchase supplemental newborn screening.
Jack’s Story of Living with Urea Cycle Disorder
Sep 2020   Three days after a healthy birth, Jack Tilling nearly died. It took his parents and physicians two and a half years of searching to finally learn that Jack's diagnosis is a urea cycle disorder. Jack's diagnosis could have been detected with newborn screening.

August

AABB 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
Aug 2020   The AABB 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 3-5. Session topics include cellular and genetic therapies, sickle cell disease, pediatric care, hematopoietic stem cells, cord blood, platelet transfusion, genotyping, inventory management, biological product collection and utilization – and much, much more.
world maps of recruiting cord blood and cord tissue trials as of 30 April 2020
Aug 2020   In this article we set the record straight about the correct numbers of cumulative or currently recruiting clinical trials that utilize cord blood or cord tissue.

July

Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, exclusive scoop on Duke ACT study of Cord Blood for Autism
Jul 2020   Exclusive scoop from Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg: The Duke ACT study of Cord Blood for Autism shows significant benefit for children ages 4-7 with non-verbal IQ above 70.
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Jul 2020   Simplified highlights for parents: The Duke ACT study of Cord Blood for Autism shows significant benefit for children ages 4-7 with non-verbal IQ above 70.

June

Shanaya Agarwal family
Jun 2020   Here is a rare story where the father’s stem cells were a perfect match to his daughter and saved the child from a potentially life threatening disorder. The parents' decision to enroll in a Community cord blood stem cell bank covered all the transplant related costs of their child’s medical care.