Baby cord cells offer leukaemia breakthrough

A male nurse with leukaemia has been brought back from the brink of death by blood from a newborn baby's umbilical cord which, in virtually all British births, is thrown away as useless. The extraordinary recovery of Stephen Knox, 31, the first time an adult in Britain has been treated this way...

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Cord Blood Banking: How it saved Trinitys Sister

Geoff and Amber Patrick were blessed with 2 beautiful girls. Life couldn't have been better. That was until their daughter Taylor was diagnosed with Leukemia and needed a stem cell transplant. Watch the Patrick's family story of how a sibling became a savior. Know the value of your baby's cord blood.

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Cord Blood Comparable To Matched Bone Marrow, According To Research

University of Minnesota researchers report that umbilical cord blood transplants may offer blood cancer patients better outcomes than bone marrow transplants, according to an analysis of outcome data performed at the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee...

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Cord blood cured me


DALLAS - Amanda Canale doesn't take time with her daughter and niece for granted. She’s just happy to feel good.
"I've been in the hospital, and I've been sick my whole life," said Canale, who was born with a rare blood disorder that required daily shots. "Basically, I have no white blood cells. I have no immune system at all."
At 23, she developed leukemia and was given two weeks to live. She desperately needed a bone marrow transplant, but family members weren't matches. Her doctor suggested an umbilical cord blood transplant.
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Cord blood studies hold hope for cancers

The University of Minnesota team, in a study summarized recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, said two factors lead to high mortality rates after adult cord blood transplantation: poor recovery of the patient's blood cell counts because of the relatively low number of cells in cord blood compared to bone marrow or toxicity caused by chemotherapy and radiation used in conventional transplant regimens...

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Cord blood transplants for adults show promise

In September 1999, Dewayne Seelow, of Neillsville, Wis., was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. He had an autologous blood and marrow transplant in 2000, but the cancer later spread to his lymph nodes. He was then treated with STI 571-an experimental drug used to treat leukemia. But when his platelets started dropping, he began chemotherapy and later successfully received a double-cord blood transplant at Fairview-University Medical Center in December 2001. "I feel great," Seelow said three weeks later while trading jokes with his nurses. "My goal is to go golfing again."

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Double Cord Successful Transplant

FOX 26's Sally MacDonald reports.


Houston TV USA March 26, 2007 Double UCBT. You have heard the debate surrounding stem cell research, but a Houston man who has benefited from it says his treatment is non-controversial and can be used to help cure dozens of life-threatening diseases. FOX 26's Sally MacDonald reports.

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Eric Drew - Miracle of Medicine

Leigh Mills tells the story of a man who's life was saved thanks to the blood of a baby girl. Also the video address Public donation Vs Family banking Dec 14, 2007. NBC15's Miracle of Medicine.

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How stem cell transplants can be used to treat leukaemia

Leukaemia is a cancer which causes large numbers of abnormal white blood cells to be made.

It can be cured or kept under control for many years using chemotherapy as the main treatment.

However for a small number of high-risk patients who are not cured by standard chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant may be required.

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Lifewatch: Stem cell cancer treatment

There are some types of childhood leukemia where chemotherapy and radiation don't work. These cancers are often fatal, even with aggressive treatment. Now, doctors are turning to experimental stem cell therapies to give kids a fighting chance. Adolfo Gonzalez will never forget the day his 2-year-old son was born. The excitement turned to devastation one year later when a doctor diagnosed little Adolfo with a rare form of leukemia called JMML.

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Mary Laughlin, M.D.

Dr. Laughlin is seeking answers to some key questions about the role that umbilical cord blood (UCB) will play in leukemia treatment in the future.

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New England Journal of Medicine Study Demonstrates Feasibility Of Using Umbilical Cord Blood in Adult Transplants

A recent article published by Laughlin, et. al. on June 14, 2001, in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) further validates new options available to patients in need of stem cell transplants. The study, collaborated on by top researchers in the field of stem cell therapy, demonstrates that umbilical-cord blood (UCB) from unrelated donors is a feasible alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for use in adults, to treat certain diseases...

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