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Mercy Medical Center- A Catholic Hospital Opens the First Public Umbilical Cord Blood Bank by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 11 Oct 2010 12:06pm The stem cells are not or use for transplants but can be used for research.  There are several private banks located across the county but this facility is the first public one to start.  The stem cells will be entered into the National Marrow Donor Program around the country.  Once a woman makes a donation the stem cells are separated ... Read on »
Umbilical Cord Blood: Donate, Bank, or Toss by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:20am    Listed below are some links to various umbilical cord blood sites and educational information. I personally didn't have this choice when my own children were born in 1986 and 1996 however, in 2000, my IP's decided to bank the cord blood of their newborn twins...and in 2005, my 2nd couple decided NOT to bank the blood of their newborns...s ... Read on »
Hemacord Approved by FDA First Umbilical Cord Product For Treating Cancer and Immune Disorders by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 10 Nov 2011 8:19pm The cells are absorbed into the bone marrow and reproduce and then move into the blood stream, about the same process as a bone marrow transplant and actually is an alternative treatment.  The entire concept is to rebuild the body’s immune system to fight of cancer and other disorders.  This is kind of nice that a non profit center independent ... Read on »
FDA Reviewing First Shipment of Synthetic Blood From Arteriocyte – Umbilical Cord Yields 20 Units of Blood by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Jul 2010 6:48am This is a DARPA project and the price is a bit steep for $5000.00 per unit right now, but if FDA approved and the company can get production costs down a bit, this could be a real product and first area to see the blood would be the military since this is a DARPA project.  The time is not bad either, 3 days.  This could certainly stand to ... Read on »
Promote stem cell research ... donate your baby's umbilical cord by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 10:28pm For those who object to the use of leftover IVF embryos and therapeutic cloning for embryonic stem cell research, there is another alternative: Donate your soon-to-be born baby's umbilical cord for public storage so that it can be used for research or to treat or save the life of an unrelated person. The Institute of Medicine of the National ... Read on »
An Exploration Study of Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Treatment in Lupus by Wick D. Posted Wed 21 Jul 2010 8:32am In animal studies, stem cells taken from the umbilical cord (which connects the mother to the baby during pregnancy) have been found to help treat a variety of diseases, including lupus. However, umbilical cord stem cells have not been given to humans before. The researchers hoped to determine whether umbilical cord stem cells could be given ... Read on »
Gone Fishin'/Umbilical Cord Clamping by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:03pm I have been absent for the last week, fighting Chandler's schooling battles. I hope to be back at full speed after next Wed. when our mediation meeting with the school system will take place. Until then, I may post randomly. Like this one: Every once in a while I will run across an autism theory that I have never heard of. Once b ... Read on »
Heart Valves May One Day be Made From Umbilical Cord Blood Stemcells by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:14pm The Bush embryonic stem cell funding limitations will be histoire as of January 20, 2009. But the advances in ethical stem cell research, that I believe his policy did much to promote, will not abate. Now, umbilical cord blood stem cells have been used to create rudimentary heart valves. From the story: Stem cells collected at birth ... Read on »
Claims Umbilical Cord Preservation A Waste Of Money by just 4 families Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 3:57pm Umbilical cord blood preservation makes the news yet again. The Brisbane Courier Mail has published an article that claims that many Australians are wasting their money through umbilical cord preservation using private companies. They cite the lack of use of preserved umbilical cord blood as their rationale. I am not in a position to dispute ... Read on »
Lupus Study Shows Promising Results Using Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells | Scimitar Equity Blog by David Granovsky Posted Mon 07 Jun 2010 9:35pm Lupus Study Shows Promising Results Using Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells June 7th, 2010 Henry McCusker The new study shows that umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell transplant (UC-MSCT) may improve symptoms and biochemical values in patients with severe refractory systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In the 5/10 ... Read on »