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Siblings and Cord Blood Matching

Siblings and Cord Blood Matching

During a routine check-up at age two, Devon’s family received the news every parent dreads; that their child is sick.

When the doctor listened to Devon’s heart, it was clear that something wasn’t right. After a series of tests, the results were rushed to McMaster’s Children’s Hospital for analysis. Due to his extremely low platelet count, Devon was in dire need of a platelet transfusion.

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Cord Blood and Autism: What does the future hold?

Cord Blood and Autism: What does the future hold?

Autism can now be added to the list of diseases that might be treated with cord blood. In the summer of 2014, Dr. Kurtzberg initiated a trial to investigate the safety of a single intravenous infusion of autologous (self) cord blood into children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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6 Cord Blood Questions You Should Be Asking

6 Cord Blood Questions You Should Be Asking

Now that you’ve made the excellent decision to bank your baby’s cord blood or cord tissue, there are a few crucial questions to ask before you choose a bank. In this post, we’ve highlighted some of the tough cord blood questions to get answers to before you make your final choice.

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New Type of Stem Cell Discovery Holds Enormous Promise

New Type of Stem Cell Discovery Holds Enormous Promise

Working along side an international team of researchers, Insception Lifebank board members, Dr. Ian Rogers and Dr. Nagy, identified a new type of stem cells that could be instrumental in the generation of safer and more efficient designer cells used in therapy. Headed by Dr. Nagy, the project is dubbed ‘Project Grandiose’, a nod to the

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Breaking Down The Cord Blood and Tissue Banking Process

Breaking Down The Cord Blood and Tissue Banking Process

When you’re expecting a baby, life gets busy quickly. The list of things to accomplish before the expected due date can seem a mile long and filled with complex, new tasks and decisions to get through.

Since we know you’ve already got a lot on your plate, we wanted to help shoulder some of the burden by breaking down the cord blood banking process into a few easy to understand steps.

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Winter Pregnancy: A Survival Guide

Winter Pregnancy: A Survival Guide

When the temperature drops, flu season is in full swing and black ice is everywhere it’s easy to get a little anxious about protecting your baby and yourself during your winter pregnancy. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered during your winter pregnancy. With the season in mind, we’ve compiled a few suggestions to help keep you safe, healthy and happy amidst a winter wonderland.

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10 Pregnancy Must-Haves

10 Pregnancy Must-Haves

Here are our 10 pregnancy must-haves to keep your body happy during each trimester. Did we miss any? Comment on the post and let us know what you couldn’t do without during your pregnancy!

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Packed School Lunch: The Remix!

Packed School Lunch: The Remix!

Let’s face it, when you picture a brown bag school lunch, the word “gourmet” doesn’t exactly come to mind. But, what if there was a way to reimagine the usual sandwich, apple and granola bar into a creative and appealing healthy lunch that your kids will be eager to finish?

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6 Parenting Resolutions for 2015

6 Parenting Resolutions for 2015

As we prepare to usher in 2015, it’s natural to look back at the past year and take stock. What joy came into our lives and what hardships did we have to weather? What did we do well and what is in need of improvement? In the spirit of the New Year, we’ve compiled 6 parenting resolutions for 2015:

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