March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Through awareness and education, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month is dedicated to growing research and creating positive long-term outcomes for those living with Cerebral Palsy. To help drive awareness, advocates are wearing green on March 25th.

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2019 World Cord Blood Day

From the moment you discover you’re pregnant, you know you have a lot to prepare for. Even if it’s not your first rodeo, there’s always something new to learn, especially when it comes to your baby’s health. Educating yourself on how to protect your baby’s future health is just another part of the process, and there’s one valuable resource that lives right inside of your baby’s umbilical cord that can help.

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PerkinElmer’s Fourth Annual Impact Day

Every year, employees around the globe from ViaCord and its parent company, PerkinElmer, participate in Impact Day. Impact Day focuses on local projects supporting areas of disease research, food, the environment, and newborn health.

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Knowledge is Power: World Cord Blood Day

At a time when researchers are just beginning to uncover the full potential of cord blood, it’s so important now more than ever to spread awareness and educate others about the amazing power these stem cells hold. Luckily, World Cord Blood Day was created to do just that! Read More

Kate Girard – A ViaCord Mom

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to talk to one of our very own ViaCord moms – Kate Girard, RN MSN.  Kate has been with ViaCord for 13 years and manages the regenerative medicine program as well as facilitates all clinical aspects of the business.   Here’s the scoop on her home life, work life, and how she balances the two:

What did you do before ViaCord?

“Before ViaCord I was a travel labor and delivery nurse.  The cool thing about that was I got to see how different hospitals handled their labor and delivery departments.  It gave me a good perspective on multiple birthing options and settings.  Each hospital had its own vibe and way of doing things. Read More

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

When you think about March you think of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day festivities and all of the green that comes along with it. Did you know the color green during the month of March also represents Cerebral Palsy Awareness?

Throughout the month people are encouraged to become better informed and more aware of cerebral palsy – a condition that affects approximately 1 in 323 children every year.1 Cerebral Palsy is a general term used to describe a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as body movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. 2  There are several different forms of cerebral palsy and the condition is most often caused by brain injury or an abnormality in brain development. This can be a result of trauma sustained in the womb or during the early years of life.

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