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5 Myths About Cord Blood Banking

5 Myths About Cord Blood Banking

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about cord blood banking. To help clear up some of the confusion, this post debunks the top 5 myths about cord blood banking that we’ve come across.

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Top 5 Reasons to Bank Cord Blood

Top 5 Reasons to Bank Cord Blood

Becoming a parent means taking a monumental leap of faith. It means bringing a precious life into this world knowing that despite all the precautions and care you can take, some things will simply be out of your hands. Regardless, becoming a parent means making a promise – a commitment to helping provide your child with everything they need to succeed in this world.

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Join The Fight Against Cancer By Lighting The Night

Join The Fight Against Cancer By Lighting The Night

The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada holds the annual Light The Night Walk on the streets of major cities across Canada. This year’s Light The Night promoters are hoping to make it the biggest event yet as thousands of Canadians march through the streets to support an inspirational cause.

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Learn More About Cord Blood Says Margaret Atwood

Learn More About Cord Blood Says Margaret Atwood

Cord blood banking has been endorsed by many celebrities over the years, such as actors, athletes, and in some cases writers. Cord blood banking in Canada is still a largely unknown concept compared to other developed countries, but esteemed novelist and poet Margaret Atwood believes Canadian families can increase awareness.

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Fitting To Have A Cord Blood Education Event In September

Fitting To Have A Cord Blood Education Event In September

September is closely associated with education, and is one of the most important months to remember there are always new things to learn.  Children are back in school in September, while families and nonprofit organizations recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with campaigns meant to educate people about combating deadly diseases.

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Get Ready To Walk And Run To Cord Blood Donation

Get Ready To Walk And Run To Cord Blood Donation

Blood cancers like leukaemia or lymphoma are among the most diagnosed strands of cancer in North America and elsewhere. In many cases, patients rely on bone marrow and cord blood stem cell donors to help beat the diseases and improve their overall qualities of life.

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Grab A Lemonade, Support Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Grab A Lemonade, Support Fight Against Childhood Cancer

It’s hard to say there’s been much of summer this year, but it wouldn’t be August without getting to enjoy a nice cold glass of lemonade.  Even more fulfilling is an ice cold glass of lemonade that will help support the fight against childhood cancer across North America as well as around the world.

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Happy Birthday Danny Nickerson From The New England Patriots!

Happy Birthday Danny Nickerson From The New England Patriots!

One six year old boy celebrated his birthday in ways very few children would get to enjoy. Danny Nickerson had a special birthday card created by the New England Patriots team inside the Gillette NFL Stadium, which was broadcast on the jumbotron inside the stadium.

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Cord Blood Curious Come To Calgary Rockview Professional Centre

Cord Blood Curious Come To Calgary Rockview Professional Centre

Ontario families eager to become cord blood educated had two opportunities to learn about Insception Lifebank last month. Educational seminars were held at the Harmony Medical Health Centre in Ottawa as well as the headquarters of Insception Lifebank in Mississauga. This month it’s Alberta’s turn.

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Donate A Cheek Swab To Manjusha Pawaji On July 13

Donate A Cheek Swab To Manjusha Pawaji On July 13

Members of the Mississauga community are asking the South Asian community to assist Justice Manjusha Pawaji. A special “cheek swabbing event” is being held at the Hindu Heritage Centre in Mississauga on Sunday from 10am until 5pm, where volunteers hope to find a genetic match to Pawaji.

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Ready To See Celebrities Stand Up To Cancer?

Ready To See Celebrities Stand Up To Cancer?

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is an annual charity program organized by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), and broadcast on major networks on September 5 each year. But for the first time since SU2C began in 2008, there will be a Canadian special airing from Toronto that will be broadcast simultaneously on four of the country’s largest television networks.

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Go Online July 8 And Become Cord Blood Aware

Go Online July 8 And Become Cord Blood Aware

Cord Blood Awareness Month is all about educating families about the benefits of cord blood banking. Cord blood education is important to help families understand the potential benefits available by banking their baby’s cord blood.

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Time To Kick Off Cord Blood Awareness

Time To Kick Off Cord Blood Awareness

Today is Canada Day, the day where Canadians across the country celebrate the formation of Canada as a country back in 1867. Families around the country will be attending celebrations, festivals, concerts, and tributes to all things Canadian today.

But July 1 is also another day of importance for families not just in Canada, but around the world. July is Cord Blood Awareness Month and officially begins today.

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Are You Cord Blood Educated?

Are You Cord Blood Educated?

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month in Canada, a month long campaign encouraging families to learn about the benefits of cord blood banking. In past years, the awareness campaign encouraged families to bank their own baby’s cord blood. But this year, things are a little different.

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Do You Know About World Sickle Cell Day And SCD?

Do You Know About World Sickle Cell Day And SCD?

World Sickle Cell Day, created by a United Nations resolution, is recognized globally as a day to spread awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). SCD is the most commonly known genetic disease in the world today. While it is seen most frequently in people originating from Africa, the Mediterranean and parts of India, it affects many other races and ethnicities.

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Why Does Cord Blood Banking Matter?

Why Does Cord Blood Banking Matter?

A child’s umbilical cord blood is a rich and viable source of hematopoietic stem cells or HSCs. These cord blood stem cells are often used for therapeutic transplants to help improve the lives of children living with life threatening blood conditions, diseases, or disorders.

 

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Do You Know The Difference Between Cord Blood And Cord Tissue?

Do You Know The Difference Between Cord Blood And Cord Tissue?

With cord blood and cord tissue banking, parents now have the option to bank two different types of stem cells from their newborn. Cord tissue is collected after umbilical cord blood, and provides families with access to a different source of stem cells.

Cord blood banking provides families a number of well known benefits including:

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Did You Hear About The Cerebral Palsy Swagger?

Did You Hear About The Cerebral Palsy Swagger?

Two brothers were the headline story of the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, a not for profit walk designed to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. The condition is caused by a series of damages the motor control centre of an infant’s brain often pregnancy, and experts believe umbilical cord blood stem cells could help improve conditions for cerebral palsy patients around the world.

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Are You Coming On A Tour In Mississauga?

Are You Coming On A Tour In Mississauga?

For parents who are interested in how cord blood banking works and are considering doing so for their child, we have a parent education session in Mississauga this Saturday!

The education session is at 10:00am on Saturday, June 7th at 1620 Tech Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario. The session will run for approximately one hour.

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What Is Cord Tissue And The Uses Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells?

What Is Cord Tissue And The Uses Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells?

Umbilical cord blood banking is becoming a common post-birth process due to the benefits of cord blood stem cells, which often function as alternatives to bone marrow stem cells or other methods of therapy. But as researchers continue uncovering new benefits of cord blood, experts are also uncovering uses for cord tissue.

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