The Science behind Anja

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Anja x My Doula Heidi x Birth Story Media Podcast

"As a mom and doula, find out why I REGRET not banking my children's cord blood and how if I did, it could have changed our lives."

Transplantation of umbilical cord blood-derived cells for novel indications in regenerative therapy or immune modulation: a scoping review of clinical studies

"An increasingly broad range of disorders, however, are reflected in ongoing registered trials, which suggests greater activity, interest, and investment in UCB-derived cellular therapy."

Umbilical cord stem cells: Background, processing and applications

"Human umbilical cord stem cells are -in contrast to embryonic and fetal stem cells- ethically noncontroversial, inexpensive and readily available source of cells."

Stem cells in the umbilical cord

"Stem cells are thought to have great therapeutic and biotechnological potential. This will not only to replace damaged or dysfunctional cells, but also rescue them and/or deliver therapeutic proteins after they have been engineered to do so."

Selma Blair: Actress says she's in remission from multiple sclerosis

"My prognosis is great. I'm in remission. [Umbilical cord blood] Stem cells put me in remission."

Umbilical cord stem cell: an overview

"Stem cells (SC) from umbilical cord blood (UCB) are now a new reliable alternative to treat different blood diseases, if the samples are frozen at the moment of birth. Human umbilical cord blood, with its real abundance, simple collection procedure and no serious ethical dilemmas, represents a valuable alternative to the use of other stem cell sources."

Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy

"Children [with cerebral palsy] who received one intravenous dose of at least 25 million stem cells per kilogram of their body weight saw improvements in motor function a year later."

Type 1 Diabetes Reversed With Stem Cells From Cord Blood

"Stem cells from cord blood “re-educated” the immune system T cells of people with type 1 diabetes so their pancreas started producing insulin again."