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The Power of Placenta Stem Cell Banking at Lifebank

You already know that banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood could one day help your child or a close blood relative. When thinking about saving your baby’s cord blood, consider maximizing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collect and protect your child’s placenta stem cells too. In this article, we will outline what you need to know [...]

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, it is essential that you understand the options available to you so you can make an educated and informed choice. Recently, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) introduced new recommendations regarding delayed cord clamping.1 Below is additional information on the importance of cord blood banking, what delayed [...]

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. Take a few moments to educate yourself about crib safety and help ensure that you and your baby get a good, safe night’s sleep. 10 Simple Rules to Follow Regarding Your Baby's Crib Visit the Consumer [...]

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

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 time for catnaps during the day if you can, but don’t take a nap right after you’ve eaten. Spoil yourself [...]

Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Please note: The following article provides general nutrition guidelines for 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 [...]

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: Do Your Research Should you splurge on that high-tech stroller or can [...]

10 Tips for Baby-Proofing Your Home

The safety of your baby is a top priority. Baby-proofing your home is an essential part of creating a safe haven for your child, 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: 1. Use indoor safety gates [...]

Private Cord Blood Banking: 6 Things You Need to Know

So, you’ve been doing some research on the power of newborn stem cells and 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: 1. Cord blood transplants have been in use for more than 25 years The first [...]

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. In addition, you may feel overwhelmed by dealing with a crying newborn who [...]

Foods to Avoid When You’re Pregnant

It's important to have a healthy pregnancy, and one way to do it is by getting the right nutrition. A balanced diet during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do to give your baby a healthy head start, so steer clear of foods that are potentially harmful to you and/or your baby. [...]

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 and stem cells, 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 [...]

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

Cord Blood - A Viable Stem Cell Treatment Did you know that cord blood has been used for stem cell treatments for 20+ years to treat approximately 80 life-threatening1 diseases on more than 30,0002 patients worldwide?3 Stem cell therapies may one day be a first line therapy for your children. Lifebank offers a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to capture [...]

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 three that stand out: 1. The Power of Placental and Cord Blood Banking: Lifebank offers placental blood banking as well as cord blood banking. [...]

Regenerative Medicine Offers Potential Medical Opportunities

Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research 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). However, investigational research is underway that may expand the applications for stem cells. It has already been demonstrated that higher quantities of stem [...]

What Placenta Can and Can’t Do

Dr. Nancy L. Sapanara, former 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 it and cord blood banking. In addition, Dr. Sapanara highlights some of the various studies that [...]

Want to Increase the Potential of Your Cord Blood Collection?

As you know, the stem cells in cord blood have transformative potential and have been used to treat over 30,000 patients worldwide.1 Research has shown that using a higher number of stem cells in a transplant leads to better engraftment and survival rates in transplant recipients.2 The placenta is an additional source of powerful stem [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cord Blood

If you’ve been doing research on cord blood stem cells, 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 additional facts about cord blood that you might have missed. 1. The umbilical cord [...]

Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths about Cord Blood

Choosing to save your baby’s cord blood stem cells 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 [...]

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 [...]

Celularity Announces Positive DMC Safety Review and Continuation of its Phase I/II CYNK-001-COVID-19 (CYNKCOVID) Study

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Celularity announced today that the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) completed the first assessment of the ongoing Phase I/II CYNK-001-COVID-19 (CYNKCOVID) study (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04365101) with CYNK-001 off-the-shelf, allogeneic, natural killer (NK) cell therapy in adults with COVID-19. The DMC confirmed the absence of dose-limiting toxicities and recommended to move forward with the trial. [...]

Celularity Announces Release of 100th Cord Blood Stem Cell Unit by its Lifebank Division

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Celularity Inc., a clinical-stage cell therapeutics company focused on the development of innovative allogeneic placenta-derived cellular therapies, today announced that its Lifebank division has released its 100th cord blood stem cell unit for use in an autologous cord blood transplant to treat an eight-year-old patient diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Researchers […]

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