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How cord blood stem cells save lives

June 22, 2022
In the past 4 decades the recognition of stem cell treatments has drastically increased, mostly due to its high efficacy and recorded success rates of up to 80%. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people might one day benefit from regenerative cell therapy.

Burns Awareness and Prevention

May 6, 2022
While thousands of scald burns occur annually, increased awareness of the dangers can prevent injuries. Following a few simple precautions will help keep you and your little chef safe from potential burns:

Pippie Kruger: a courageous stem cell success story

May 6, 2022
Isabella “Pippie” Kruger was made famous when as a 2 and a half year old burn victim from Limpopo she received a ¬revolutionary skin transplant operation. Pippie was severely burned when a bottle of gel firelighter exploded while her father was lighting a braai on New Year’s Eve. She suffered 80% full thickness third-degree burns.

Cord Blood Transplants Provide an Opportunity to Treat Blood Cancers

May 3, 2022
According to statistics only about one-quarter of the people who need an allogeneic (unrelated donor) transplant have a sibling who is a genetic match and able to donate stem cells. The other three-quarters need to find another donor for their transplant.

Epigenetics and Motherhood

January 31, 2022
Epigenetics explains how early experiences can have permanent effects. The genes children inherit from their biological parents provide information that guides their development. For example, how tall they could eventually become or the kind of temperament they could have.

Delayed Cord Clamping

November 22, 2021
The subject of delayed cord clamping (DCC) has been researched and discussed in numerous studies. The most important consideration at the time of the delivery is the health of the mother and baby. Delayed cord clamping has been shown to be beneficial to the baby and thus in the setting of cord blood banking, delayed clamping is an acceptable practice and is encouraged.

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

November 22, 2021
The main benefits of this therapy are the healing or replacement of tissues or organs that have been damaged by disease and trauma. The field of regenerative therapy is still relatively new and if you would like to know more about the groundbreaking research and healing properties, this article will answer all the questions that you may have.

Newsletter November 2021

November 22, 2021
Good day to all our valued clients. As the year draws to an end, I thought I would take the time to reflect on the last 18 months. It has been a tough year for all businesses and everyone in general, as the Covid-19 pandemic has strangled our economy. We have seen financial, family and […]

A summary of the pros and cons of cord blood banking

November 15, 2021
Stem cells are unspecialised cells present firstly in the embryo during prenatal development and later in adult life. These cells can replace damaged cells and develop into any specific cell of various tissue types when required by the living body.

COVID-19 in pregnancy

September 1, 2021
Two-thirds of women who get COVID in pregnancy will have no symptoms at all, the majority of those who develop symptoms will experience mild flu-like symptoms, and only a very small number will develop severe disease.

A summary of COVID-19 Mesenchymal stem cell therapy to date

September 1, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, some more than others. For many families, it means making changes to daily routines because of financial hardships. For others, it means raised anxiety in children and tension in parenting relationships. It can be difficult to cope with the “new normal”, since everything we are used to has changed, […]

Graft-versus-Host Disease: Know your donor

June 7, 2021
For more than five decades, Haematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cell transplantation has been recognised as potentially curative therapy for certain types of cancer and non-malignant disorders. Umbilical cord blood has emerged as a viable alternative source of blood-forming stem cells which could be made available, without delay, to the child or a sibling. Parents now have […]

Know the difference: Family vs Community Cord Blood Banks

May 25, 2021
Private vs Cord Blood Banking: What you need to know When parents are expecting a new baby, they  have many important and big decisions to make, especially when it involves your precious little person who is about to join your family. It is important to do thorough research to allow you to make informed decisions, […]

Can umbilical cord blood be used to treat autism?

September 20, 2020
Over the years, umbilical cord blood has been found to be a highly effective source of stem cells for transplants to treatvarious diseases.

The Application of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells in the Treatment of Covid-19

September 20, 2020
We at CryoSave South Africa wish to assure all clients that we are structured to be fully operational during the Nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. Together with ourSupport Services, we trust that we will be able to continue to provide you with an excellent service and keep you updated on recent developments in the field of stem […]
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