In response to a growing demand from parents for cord blood banking services in Australia, Cell Care holds regular forums for health care professionals.
This is an opportunity to update your knowledge on autologus cord blood banking and clinical developments in the stem cell arena. Contact our healthcare team on 1800 071 075 for more information and registration details.
Diabetes trial seeks funding
Cell Care has announced the formation of a Steering Committee, made up of leading researchers in type 1 diabetes, to develop a protocol for an Australia-wide trial of cord blood to prevent the development of diabetes in high risk children. This is proposed to be one of the largest cell therapy trials ever undertaken, and involves the collection of cord blood in 1,800 children with a strong family history of type 1 diabetes.
Applications for funding support have been made to a number of local and international bodies, with the aim of commencing the trial in 2011. Cell Care has undertaken to process and store the samples as its contribution to the trial.
Nine News Story
Parents are encouraged to store their baby's umbilical cord blood with Victoria's first private cord blood bank. Watch the video.
Of Blood and Hope
A new treatment using cord blood may help children with cerebral palsy and have far wider benefits. Read the full story in The Age.
Testing Power of Cord Blood
Australian children with cerebral palsy will be offered a pioneering treatment using their own umbilical cord blood to provide some of the world's first evidence about its effectiveness at repairing damaged brain tissue. Read the full story in The Age.