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Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Investigation of Birth Tissue Procurement Organizations
Jan 2021   This is an investigative report about Birth Tissue Procurement Organizations (BTPO), targeted at both healthcare professionals and expectant parents. The BTPO industry is very complex, mainly hidden, poorly regulated, and rife with questionable practices. We give an overview of how BTPO currently operate and where reforms are needed. We sum up with two types of recommendations: a call for professionals to improve supervision of placenta donation and advice for new mothers.
Honoring The Placenta in Different Cultures
Jan 2021   Many societies around the world have traditions for the proper disposal of the placenta, and often believe that these rituals protect the child.


Cord Blood Banking for the Nontraditional Family
Dec 2020   Nontraditional families include single parents, same-sex parenting, multi-partnered fertility, and living with grandparents. Today, millions of children in the US are growing up in nontraditional families. These children could benefit from the health protection offered by cord blood banking as much as children in traditional families, if not more so.
CellSave Arabia Celebrates 15 Years
Dec 2020   CellSave Arabia celebrates 15 years as the first and largest stem cell laboratory in the Gulf region. While CellSave Arabia primarily offers cord blood banking, they also seek new technologies and services for their customers. CellSave Arabia has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Centre (ADSCC), the healthcare centre that facilitated UAE's first stem cell transplant in summer 2020.


LifeCell’s Community Cord Blood Bank has saved the life of an Indian child with aplastic anaemia
Nov 2020   LifeCell’s Community Cord Blood Bank has saved the life of an Indian child with aplastic anaemia. Two matching cord blood units were provided for transplant at no additional cost - saving lakhs of rupees for the family.
Kate Sneddon of Biovault Describes Unique Aspects of Cord Blood Banking in the UK
Nov 2020   If parents want to collect cord blood from a birth at one of the UK’s NHS public hospitals, it is mandatory to hire a phlebotomist. Also, in the UK NHS system, parents do not get to choose who will deliver their baby. The experience is a bit different from what families expect elsewhere, but cord blood banks in the UK have found creative ways to connect with parents to deliver education about newborn stem cells.  
Cord Tissue MSC Helped my Adolescent Son
Nov 2020   Colt’s story shows that it is possible for older children to benefit from stem cell therapy. Colt had been diagnosed with both cerebral palsy and autism. His parents took him to a clinic offering therapy with cord tissue MSC when he was already 11 years old. After the therapy, Colt had notable improvements in his speech, balance, and sensory issues.


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.