As a former practitioner in the medical field, I used to encounter different treatments for diseases. It can be in any form such as synthetic medicines, medical procedures or through naturopathy(natural way-herbal, etc.).
Maybe you’ve heard or maybe you’ve already encountered this one form of treatment that’s been taking its heights in the field of medicine for its life-saving benefits. The Stem Cell Treatment/Transplant.
In 1988, a cord blood stem cell transplant performed by Dr. Eliane Gluckman in France saved the life of a young boy who was fighting Fanconi Anemia. Cord blood, a newfound and non-controversial source of stem cells, has since saved thousands of other children from dreaded diseases through 40,000 cord blood stem cell procedures performed to date.
We need to be educated about the importance and value of cord blood as a vital resource treatment for specific diseases.
DID YOU KNOW? In 98% of childbirths, cord blood is thrown away as medical waste. So imagine if that 98% can be fully utilized for cord blood banking, how many lives can it possibly save.
NOVEMBER 15 is WORLD CORD BLOOD DAY.
This year, November 15, has finally been designated as the first ever World Cord Blood Day. This is to promote more awareness and expand education on the life-saving benefits of cord blood and cord blood banking.
Here in the Philippines, Cordlife Philippines led the celebration for this important event as the prime mover in the drive to enlighten Filipino families, particularly expectant parents, on the benefits of cord blood banking as an available standard option for treating over 80 life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, thalassemia major, lymphoma and other blood disorders.
Hosted by Cordlife Brand Ambassador Dimples Romana, the day’s events revolve around the value and benefits of cord blood and cord blood banking, the latest developments in its use such as in the other areas of regenerative medicine such as the treatment of spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy and more.
Dr Arvin Faundo, one of the leading experts in Stem Cell Transplantation in the Philippines, answered many questions about cord blood and cord blood banking and how it serves as a non-controversial source of valuable stem cells that can save the lives of children afflicted with various dreaded diseases. According to Dr. Faundo, “expectant parents in this country must be given sufficient information on the importance of cord blood banking. If the choice is not made, that chance is lost for good.”
The highlight of the celebration is a ceremonial pact between Cordlife Philippines, its partners and its celebrity brand ambassadors including Vanessa Matsunaga, Nina Corpuz and host Dimples Romana to work hand in hand to promote and spread awareness of about cord blood and cord-blood banking—a life-changing medical development that can save the lives of children all over the world.
Why is this crucial? Everyone knows about stem cells- they are at the forefront of one of the most fascinating and revolutionary areas of medicine today. However, not everyone knows that cord blood contains the healthiest stem cells that can replenish blood, regenerate damaged bone marrow, and treat blood cancers as well as correct genetic defects.
Through cord blood banking, families now have a chance to survive fatal genetic diseases. At your baby’s birth, you have the unique opportunity to safeguard the health of the ones you love by storing his/her precious umbilical cord stem cells.
Make that one choice to take that one chance: protect your child’s life with Cordlife.
To know more about World Cord Blood Day, call Cordlife at (02) 3321888 or log on to www.cordlife.ph