Loading
Stem Cell Treatment
California firm launches national campaign to preserve umbilical cord blood
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The Cord Blood Registry, a blood bank in San Bruno, has launched a nationwide campaign to increase public awareness of cord-blood preservation.

The blood bank is proposing the collection and storage of umbilical-cord blood for future use. Collecting cord blood takes only a few minutes, and is painless and risk-free to the baby and the mother.

“The goal of this campaign is to help expectant parents better understand the significance of banking cord-blood stem cells,” said Stephen Grant, executive vice president and co-founder of Cord Blood Registry, in a press release.

For example, a two-year-old boy recently received a transplant of his own cord blood stem cells to treat his type 1 diabetes.

Prior to the baby's delivery, parents currently can opt to preserve cord blood stem cells with a family bank or donate them to a public bank.

Treatment with cord-blood stem cells is more ethical than treatments derived from embryonic stem cells, which requires embryos to be killed in the process. Furthermore, no treatments have come as yet from embryonic stem cell research.

According to the National Marrow Donor Program, the number of transplants using cord blood as a source of stem cells to treat serious diseases, such as leukemia and aplastic anemia, will surpass those using bone marrow later this year.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Oct
30

Liturgical Calendar

October 30, 2014

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 13:22-30

Gospel
Date
10/29/14
10/28/14
10/27/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Eph 6: 10-20
Gospel:: Lk 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/29/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 13:22-30

Homily
Date
10/29/14
10/28/14
10/27/14