November 15, 2017

World Cord Blood Day: A Celebration of Life


Happy World Cord Blood Day "Cordlife" - a consumer healthcare company catering to the mother and child segment.

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. Yet, not everyone is aware of the need to preserve this valuable, vital resource. In fact, in 98% of childbirths, cord blood is thrown away as medical waste.

In 1988, a significant event happened that changed the way we see our bodies and the birthing process. 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.

Dimples Romana


This year, November 15 has finally been designated as the first ever World Cord Blood Day. 

The World Cord Blood Day - arising as an answer to the need to promote awareness and expand education on the life-saving benefits of cord blood and cord blood banking, this is a celebration filled with talks, lectures and activities geared at reaching more families about this life saving resource and procedure.

A celebration held at the Crowne Plaza, Origas, hosted by Cordlife Brand Ambassador Dimples Romana.


Cordlife Moms talk about their Cord Blood Banking experience (Dimples Romana, Vanessa Matsunaga-Sunga, Nina Corpuz-Rodriguez, Prima Villarama, and Gretch Santos-Lee


A wonderful celebration of life, 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.



In the country, Cordlife Philippines led the celebrations 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.

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 celebrations is ceremonial pact between Cordlife Philippines, its partners and its celebrity brand ambassadors including Vanessa Matsunaga, Nina Corpuz, Prima Villarama, Gretch Santos-Lee 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. 


About Cordlife 

Launched in February 2010, Cordlife Philippines is the country’s first and only DOH-registered Cord Blood Bank and part of the largest stem cell banking network in Asia. It provides private cord blood processing and boasts of a state-of-the-art, ISO-certified cryopreservation facility and accrediated by AABB (formerly known as American Association of Blood Banks)– all aimed to give the Filipino the chance to benefit from the advantages of having a readily available supply of cord blood. 

Cordlife Group Limited is an international provider of umbilical cord blood and cord lining services. Among the first to offer this service and technology in Asia, it was awarded the prestigious 'Technology Pioneer' status by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum in 2007 for advancing the field of adult stem cell cellular therapy, cord blood banking and technologies. This rare recognition was awarded to 47 companies worldwide, from a pool of 225 nominees– with only three coming from Asia.

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

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