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The Power of Placenta Stem Cell Banking: Only at LifebankUSA

You already know that banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood could one day help your child or a close blood relative. As you’re thinking about saving your baby’s cord blood, consider maximizing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect your child’s healthy future by collecting placenta stem cells as well. Here’s what you need to know about [...]

Umbilical Cord Blood Gives New Hope in Autism Research

An Autism Treatment Within Reach Can you picture a world where autism is treatable? We may be closer to that than you think! A team of researchers is working to uncover how umbilical cord blood may improve the symptoms of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).1,2 Autism research today, using banked umbilical cord blood as the source […]

How Much Does Cord Blood Banking Really Cost?

Nothing is more valuable or worth investing in than your family’s health. But how do you know if banking cord blood or placental blood stem cells is really worth it? It’s important to think of storing stem cells as an investment, much like investing for your child’s financial future or education. It’s there for you […]

The Importance of Delayed Cord Clamping on Your Banking Decision

As a parent considering stem cell banking knowing the options available to you in order to make an educated and informed choice is essential. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has recently introduced new recommendations around delayed cord clamping. Below is additional information on the importance of cord blood banking and what specifically delayed cord […]

Checking the Safety of Your Baby’s Crib

Newborns sleep a lot – up to 18 hours a day – so creating a safe sleep environment is important. Taking a few moments to educate yourself about crib safety will help ensure that both you and your baby get a good, safe night’s sleep. Here are 10 simple rules to follow to keep your […]

Exercising During Pregnancy

Sticking to a regular exercise regimen throughout your pregnancy can help you stay happy and healthy. It can also improve your posture, relieve stress and decrease common symptoms of pregnancy, such as backache, constipation and fatigue. Looking ahead, maintaining your physical activity may help you build up the stamina you will need for labor and […]

10 Tips for Dealing with Morning Sickness

Note: This information is for general, educational purposes only, and does not replace the advice of a health care professional. Morning sickness getting you down? Here are some options for helping you cope with that nauseous feeling: Get plenty of rest. Stress and fatigue can exacerbate morning sickness. Rest, relax and go to bed early. Make […]

Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Please note: The following article provides general guidelines on a healthy pregnancy diet. All pregnant women should check with their healthcare provider regarding appropriate dietary needs and supplements for their individual pregnancy. Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is important for both you and your baby: » For you: Eating well decreases your odds of experiencing […]

7 Tips for Buying Baby Gear

As you’re preparing for your baby’s arrival, you’ve probably been tempted by tons of too-cute clothes, toys and other baby stuff. Before you go on that shopping spree, check out these tips for choosing the baby gear you will actually need and use: Should you splurge on that high-tech stroller or can you get by […]

10 Tips for Baby-Proofing Your Home

Keeping your baby safe is a top priority. Child-proofing your home is an essential part of creating a safe haven for your baby, especially when your baby starts crawling and cruising around the house. Here are some tips on baby-proofing your home as your baby’s mobility and curiosity grow: Use indoor safety gates Putting up […]

Private Cord Blood Banking: 6 Things You Need to Know

So, you’ve been doing some research on private cord blood banking. Feeling overwhelmed by all the information you’re uncovering? To help you sort through the deluge, here are six things you need to know: Cord blood transplants have been in use for more than 25 years. In 1988, Dr. Elaine Gluckman of St. Louis Hospital in Paris […]

Public Cord Blood Banking: What You Need to Know

If you’re thinking about banking your baby’s cord blood stem cells, one question you’ve probably considered is whether to choose a private or public cord blood bank. As with any major decision in your life, it pays to do your research so you can make the best choice for your family about the future of your […]

How to Bond with Your Newborn

If you’re like many mothers, you might have imagined that you would forge an instant maternal-child bond the moment your bundle of joy was placed in your arms after delivery. In reality, labor and delivery may leave you physically and emotionally drained and you may feel overwhelmed by dealing with a crying baby who needs […]

Foods to Avoid When You’re Pregnant

One of the best things you can do to give your baby a healthy head start is getting the right nutrition during pregnancy and steering clear of foods that are potentially harmful to you and/or your baby. Here’s a quick rundown of 5 foods you should avoid when you’re pregnant: Alcoholic Beverages Though you may […]

Public vs Private Cord Blood Banks

Private or Public? Deciding which Cord Blood Bank is Right for You If you’ve already made the important decision to save your baby’s cord blood, you may be thinking about the best place to bank it. Should you donate your child’s cord blood to a public bank? Or, should you store it with a private [...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Bank Your Baby’s Cord Blood

Thinking about banking your baby’s cord blood? Then, you probably already know that cord blood contains powerful stem cells, which are biologically younger and more flexible than adult stem cells from sources like bone marrow. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the unique advantages of cord blood stem cells [...]

Cord Blood Stem Cells Can Treat Over 80 Life-Threatening Diseases

Did you know that cord blood stem cells have been used for 20+ years to treat over 80 life-threatening1 diseases on more than 30,0002 patients worldwide?3 Stem cell therapies may one day be first line medicine for your children. LifebankUSA offers a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to capture the powerful cord blood stem cells unique to your child. Using your [...]

Cord Blood: 3 Ways that Lifebank Maximizes the Potential to Save Lives

Did you know that Lifebank can help maximize the potential of cord blood? There are a number of reasons that Lifebank is the smart choice for cord blood banking, but there are four that stand out: 1. The Power of the Placenta: LifebankUSA is the only company able to offer placenta blood banking, making cord blood [...]

Regenerative Medicine Offers Extraordinary Medical Opportunities

Doctors already treat serious illnesses with cord blood and placenta blood stem cells through hematopoietic reconstitution1,2 (the process of replacing diseased blood cells with healthy stem cells). It has already been proven that higher quantities of stem cells result in higher rates of transplant success and survival.3 Soon, having more cells available may also prove beneficial for […]

Lifebank is Committed to Cord Blood Purity

Lifebank has a commitment to purity thanks to unique collection procedures. We achieve the purest collection of cord blood stem cells through a unique red blood cell depletion process, resulting in over a 99% purity level. LifebankUSA’s customized approach uses a manual cell separation process giving your collection the personal attention it deserves. Other cord […]

5 Reasons that Lifebank is the Smart Choice for Cord Blood Banking

Did you know that banking placenta blood in addition to cord blood increases the number of transplant-ready stem cells?* Lifebank leads the industry in cord blood banking and offers the most banking options for your family. We’ve put together five reasons that Lifebank is the smart choice and should be your first choice when it [...]

What Placenta Can and Can’t Do

Dr. Nancy L. Sapanara, Medical Director of LifebankUSA, wrote an article featured in a recent newsletter for the Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation. The article discusses the difference between placenta blood and tissue and the importance of placenta and cord blood banking. In addition, Dr. Sapanara highlights some of the various studies that placenta [...]

Want to make your cord blood collection more powerful?

As you know, the stem cells in cord blood have transformative potential and have been used to treat over 30,000 patients worldwide [1]. It’s been shown that using a higher number of stem cells in a transplant leads to better engraftment and survival. [2] Did you know that you can preserve significantly MORE of your [...]

Lifebank has released its 50th stem cell unit for transplant!

As an expectant parent, you may know of the transformative power of cord and placenta blood stem cells. With our latest release of cord blood stem cells for a patient transplant this July, we are proud to announce that Lifebank has now released 50 stem cell units for transplant for patients all over the world. Ten of […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cord Blood

If you’ve been doing research on cord blood, you already know that it’s an exciting area with the potential to revolutionize health care by providing new and effective therapies for previously untreatable diseases and conditions. Here are a few facts about cord blood that you might have missed. The umbilical cord is not the only source of [...]

Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths about Cord Blood

Choosing to save your baby’s cord blood can be a life-saving decision. When making this decision, you want to be sure you have accurate information about the process and possibilities of cord blood banking. Here, we set the record straight on some common myths and misconceptions about cord blood banking. Myth #1: Treating diseases with [...]

How Serial Entrepreneur Robert Hariri Is Revolutionizing Cell Therapy

Source: Life Science Leader By Rob Wright, Chief Editor, Life Science Leader Follow Him On Twitter @RfwrightLSL A real Renaissance man. That’s how some might describe Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D. Why? Well, in addition to being a jet aviator, a surgeon, a biomedical scientist, and a successful serial entrepreneur in two industries (i.e., biomedicine and aerospace), he’s also [...]

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