Join us for a free educational tour of the world’s largest private cord blood and cord tissue bank. Seeing is believing!
Thank you to our friends at Cord Blood Registry (Cbr) for offering a special tour for elementary, middle and high school teachers:
May 8th at 5:00 pm
See how cord blood and cord tissue is collected, processed and preserved at this state of the art laboratory facility located right here in Tucson. Learn about the role of cord blood stem cells in treating over 80 diseases and medical conditions such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia, and is showing promise in treating cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and brain injury, hearing, vision, autism and HIV.
Tour space is limited so make your reservations now by contacting
Sponsored by TEP and Save the Cord Foundation
Please note: This invitation will be posted on the TEP web site at www.tep.com
As an expectant parent, only you have the power to choose what happens to your baby’s umbilical cord blood. You can either donate it or privately bank it… or throw it away (but that would truly be a waste!).
Decide which is right for you, your child and your family, and act now so that your child’s cord blood is not simply thrown away!
Rest assured, the procedure is perfectly HARMLESS to both mother and child because the actual collection is done after the birth.
Before your 30th week:
- Decide if you want to donate or privately bank your child’s cord blood.
- Visit www.SaveTheCordFoundation.org and find a banking organization based on your decision. Contact them to register.
- Make necessary collection and transportation arrangements between you OB physician, hospital and cord blood bank. Don’t worry, they will help guide you. (If you are donating your child’s cord blood, review the eligibility criteria and return all forms to the appropriate bank.)
- Obtain a cord blood collection kit from your chosen bank.
Before your due date:
- Pack your collection kit in the bag you are taking to the hospital.
- Review the collection and transportation procedures for once the cord blood is collected.
- Task someone to call the bank’s courrier once the baby is born to pick up the kit (if courier is necessary).
At the hospital:
Upon arrival make sure your delivery room practitioner is aware of your intention to collect your baby’s cord blood and make the collection kit easily accessible in the delivery room.
In 2011, the FDA approved donated cord blood as a drug for patients with disorders affecting the body’s hematopoietic (blood forming) system. Cord blood transplants have been used to treat patients with certain blood cancers and some inherited metabolic and immune system disorders for many years, but as investigational or experimental therapy. Cord blood stem cell therapy offers potentially life-saving treatment options for patients with these types of disorders. This recent approval may cause a paradigm shift in how doctors perceive stem cell therapy in the future!
We are so impressed with the results of the 2012 Young Artists Program! Just look at it! It was just our first year running the program and the results are fantastic!
And now… there’s the BOOK!!! Yes! The book has just been published and is available in hardback, softback and in eBook form! It is even listed in the Apple iBookstore!
Give it as a gift for expecting parents, grandparents, etc.
What a great way to CREATE, GIVE, SHARE with someone you care about!!!
Give a gift featuring your child’s artwork! Visit our non-profit gift shop here.
The arts are a very important part of what we do at Save the Cord Foundation. We use art to grab your attention, to get you talking and to get you motivated about life-saving benefits of umbilical cord blood. We also recognize the arts ability to teach! Namely, we use the arts to open your mind and teach you about cord blood! Join the Young Artists Program for FREE (for ages 2-8)!!
Arts Educators have long argued the important benefits of incorporating an arts program into your child’s education. Dr. Elliot Eisner, emeritus professor of Art and Education at Stanford University, reminds us of just how crucial the arts are to your child’s (and your own) development in his well-known book The Arts and the Creation of the Mind (for more information, please visit the National Art Education Association).
Here’s a summary:
1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it
is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
and that questions can have more than one answer.
3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
The arts traffic in subtleties.
7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
what adults believe is important.
SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA. www.arteducators.org
Create your work of art today and participate in our Young Artists Program.
Cord blood is currently being used to treat over 80 different diseases! Not in the future, but now! This is yet another reason that soon-to-be parents need to consider donating their child’s cord blood. Learn more here…http://www.savethecordfoundation.org/what_diseases.php?cat=diseases