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.read more
It’s that time again for new and expecting parents. The newest cord blood education sessions provided and hosted by Insception Lifebank are coming to medical centres near you in both Ontario and Alberta.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Curious to learn more about cord blood and the benefits of cord blood banking? Families living in Calgary and southern Alberta were treated to a special cord blood education event last week, and a new event is happening for families across Ontread more
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.read more
Any teenager deserves a chance to go to the prom, no matter the location of the venue. For children staying at SickKids hospital in Toronto, they were given their prom on a special Friday night on July 11.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
For parents and soon to be parents who are interested in learning how cord blood banking works, we have a parent education session tonight at 6:00pm in Ottawa and one tomorrow at 6:30pm in Mississauga!read more
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.read more
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.
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:read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
C. Michael Cotton, an associate professor of pediatrics at Duke, has done a feasibility study by using cord blood stem cells from babies to help repair their injured brains.read more
Whether you have a baby on the way or have a family, you won’t want to miss the London Baby and Toddler Expo happening this weekend! The event will take place on May 24-25, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Western Fair District in London Ontario.read more
Did you know that today is International Nurses Day, a day set aside to appreciate the people who dedicate their lives to nursing? International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 12 as it coincides with the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the woman credited with the launch of modern nursing in the late 1800s.read more
Mother’s Day is in two days, the day where families set aside time and effort to show appreciation for all the hard work done by the maternal figures in their lives. Finding ways to show that appreciation on Mother’s Day can be challenging for children, but many mothers are very forthcoming with what they want for the day.read more
On Friday May 2, organizations across Australia celebrated Coin for a Cord Day, a day devoted to fundraising for cord blood stem cell research. The organizations are chapters of Inner Wheel Club, which collectively have raised millions of dollars to help experts uncover new uses for umbilical cord blood.read more