“Cord blood is my baby,” says Dr Eliane Gluckman, and there is so much it can do

Cord Blood Day

Last month CellPlan joined an international community of cord blood charities and storage facilities in celebrating the inaugural World Cord Blood Day. The aim of the day was to raise awareness about the therapeutic properties of cord-blood and to challenge the routine disposal of umbilical cord blood when a baby is born. One of the highlights of the programme, organised by Save the Cord Foundation and hosted by Charis Ober, was an interview with Dr Eliane Gluckman, the world’s first doctor to perform a cord blood transplant. “Today we are…

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CellPlan Celebrates World Cord Blood Day

World Cord Blood Day

We want to turn your baby into a super-hero! An umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant can be used to rebuild an individual’s blood and repair their immune system by replacing diseased cells. So far, there have been approximately 35,000 cord blood stem cell transplants, and stem cells from the umbilical cord have been successfully used to treat more than 80 diseases. As an alternative to bone marrow, cord blood stem cells are especially adaptable and multi-potent, this means that the donor and recipient don’t have to be a perfect…

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