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First Steps At Five Years Old – Cord Blood Stem Cells and Cerebral Palsy

Today’s guest post was written by Kate Girard, R.N. MSN and Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs here at ViaCord.  Kate has been with ViaCord for 13 years.  Her position entails leading the regenerative medicine team in working to identify and explore research involving new applications for cord blood and cord tissue stem cells.  

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I spent six years as a Labor & Delivery nurse, helping bring hundreds of babies into this beautiful and sometimes crazy world.  With each birth, the wonder of it all struck me like lightening.  These tiny lives – so small and innocent, yet so full of potential – will have opportunities and experiences we can’t even imagine. Read More

New Use For Cord Blood Stem Cells Offers New Hope

When Tyler and Ali Krebs decided to bank their third child’s cord blood stem cells, they did so in hoping that it could potentially be used to help Ali, who had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  They never thought that their new baby, Brady, would need to use it himself. Read More

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

#TurnItGold This September

It’s time to #TurnItGold! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and just like thousands of other people this month, we want to show our support and honor the children who are fighting against childhood cancer.  To do so, we are supporting the
Go Gold Fund’s initiative to “Show Your Gold” as a way to show support and help create awareness around childhood cancer. Read More

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Celebrating Cord Blood

Celebrating umbilical cord blood may sound a little strange, but when you learn about how cord blood stem cells are helping change lives for the better, you’ll see how it really is something to celebrate!  Read More

Sleep on Vacation

Getting Your Child to Sleep While on Vacation.
Guest Post | Whitney Roban, Ph.D.

Summer is finally here! Many families will be embark on a vacation this summer in the hopes of some relaxation time. Unfortunately, along with vacation relaxation often comes vacation sleep deprivation! Family vacations are known to wreak havoc on a child’s sleep. Sleeping in a new place isn’t easy for many adults, no less for children. Couple that change in sleep environment with changes to sleep schedules and routines, and you have a recipe for a sleep disaster! Read More

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ViaCord Joins March of Dimes Boston Walk
Teaming Up to Fight Premature Births

This Saturday, May 7th is the Boston March for Babies and we couldn’t be more excited to support the March of Dimes’ mission of helping women have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.  ViaCord and PerkinElmer employees are gathering to join the three mile walk around Boston’s iconic Charles River and we’ll also be sponsoring a Superhero Tent where kids will sport capes and have fun running through a superhero inspired obstacle course!

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