Cord Blood Awareness Month: Give life twice, give cord blood!

Editor’s note. This was posted on the blog of Right to Life of Michigan, NRLC’s state affiliate. July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month What is cord blood? Cord blood is found in a baby’s umbilical cord and is a rich source of ethical stem cells. Why is cord blood important? A transplant of stem …

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Adult Stem Cell Therapies: Cord Blood stem cells being used to treat Cerebral Palsy in young children

By Dave Andrusko One of the really fun qualities of writing for a living (especially in the virtually unlimited space provided by the Internet) is that you can easily and quickly update stories. Last month we wrote about 11-year-old  Andrew Kijek, who has spastic cerebral palsy, and who was about to be infused with his …

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Cord Blood stem cells being used to treat Cerebral Palsy in young children

By Dave Andrusko By the time I’d finished the third paragraph of  “Medical trial offers Michigan families hope,” I knew I had to forward the story to Dr. David Prentice, who knows pretty much all there is to know about stem cell research. Written by Shawn Lewis of the Detroit News, it is a wonderfully …

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A Three-Part Smorgasbord to end the day

By Dave Andrusko It’s already Thursday, meaning there is only one day left in the week to talk about stories that are important to pro-lifers. Let me quickly summarize three stories, lest they get lost in the shuffle. The Michigan Blood Cord Blood Bank in Northeast Grand Rapids “recently marked the delivery of its 100th …

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