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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.


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.


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.


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. 
Graphic of Gamida Cell manufacturing for Omidubicel
Jun 2020   Gamida Cell has demonstrated that a stand-alone transplant of expanded cord blood can dramatically shorten engraftment time. We are entering a second generation of cord blood transplants, using products that will hopefully become a routine option for stem cell transplant patients.


How Cord Tissue Changed my Son’s Life
May 2020   Renee tells the story of how her son Gage benefited from infusions of cord tissue MSC to treat his autism. Before the therapy, Gage was non-verbal and seemed "stuck inside his own head". Since the MSC therapy, his language and social skills have noticably improved. Today, Gage is very talkative and plays with other children.
Coronavirus and the Cord Blood Banking Industry
May 2020   The coronavirus pandemic has been both helpful and harmful for the stem cell industry, and cord blood banks in particular. The challenge for companies that bank newborn stem cells is to survive the downsides and take advantage of the new possibilities.