Nolan Laberge had acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of blood cancer. After several rounds of chemotherapy, Nolan received a stem cell transplant in May 2012. Nolan was deemed cured almost immediately after the transplant.
Luckily the Laberge family had donated Nolan’s older brother’s cord blood with Hema Quebec’s public cord bank, and they were a perfect match.
While donated units are often listed on an international registry and, therefore, may not be available for your family, Family cord blood banks like Insception Lifebank, ensure umbilical cord blood stem cells are immediately available to your family if needed.
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