about us your baby’s Dear Expectant Parent, Our daughter was a parent’s dream, and we hope that your child will provide you the love, pride, accomplishments and great memories big birth will produce smiles that she bestowed upon us. Natasha was a loving, compassionate, magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University. She never met a person she would not call a friend, traveled the world having studied in Ireland and Spain while in college and taught at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar after graduating in 2005. She was diagnosed with leukemia upon returning home from Qatar to attend Yale School of Medicine. Over the next few years, we learned a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of her treatment. The most important being that your chance for a cure is often directly related to your ability to quickly find a perfectly matched bone marrow donor in the NMDP registry. The problem is that Natasha was the daughter of an African American father and an Irish American mother, and it is very difficult what is natasha’s place why is cord blood important how does the family storage to almost impossible to find a perfectly matched donor if you’re mixed process work heritage. This is equally true for a high percentage of minorities. Natasha's Place is the nation's first MBE Cord blood is obtained from the umbilical certified, cord blood bank. It is run in cord that links a mother and child. The Step 1: Enroll All seemed lost until her doctors decided to go with a newer partnership with Cryobanks International, the hospital usually discards it after the baby is Go to www.natashasplace.org to read more procedure using two frozen umbilical cord blood units that matched most trusted name in private and public born. The blood present in the umbilical cord, about the benefits of storing your baby’s cord her. She became the first adult cancer patient to receive a cord blood blood storage for over 10 years. however, is rich in life saving stem cells. blood. Then either call us at 1.800.869.8608 transplant in Kentucky. or use the website to enroll or download the Our Scientific and Medical Board of Advisors Stem cells are the cells that can become all Natasha’s cord blood transplant gave her an opportunity to pursue forms and mail them to us. is comprised of some of the most influential of the other cells in your body such as heart her dream of becoming a doctor. She finished her first year of names in the industry, including Dr. Eliane cells, brain cells, and immune cells. Stem Step 2: Receive Your Collection Kit medical school at Yale before dying from the complications of a bone Gluckman, who performed the world’s first cells continue to reproduce throughout life We will send your collection kit after marrow transplant following the return of her cancer two years later. successful cord blood transplant. unless they are destroyed by diseases like you officially enroll – immediately give your The sad fact is that she would likely be alive today had my wife and I Our Laboratory is fully accredited by the leukemia or chemicals like chemotherapeutic ob/gyn or midwife the kit’s caretaker’s had an opportunity to bank her cord blood when she was born. American Association of Blood Banks, agents. You will die if you don’t replace your brochure to let him or her know that you want Natasha’s Place, the International Mixed Heritage Cord Blood licensed by PharmaStem and the State of stem cells once they are destroyed. your cord blood collected. Bank, Family Storage service was created to honor her and New York in tissue banking operations, and Stem cell transplants are being used to treat Step 3: Cord Blood Collection give parents of kids like her a better chance than we had to watch registered with the Food and Drug more than 80 diseases and injuries including: Cord blood collection is simple, painless and them grow old and achieve their dreams. Administration. We are also one of the 15 not at all harmful to your baby or you. Your Leukemia Sickle Cell Anemia banks in the National Marrow Donor physician, nurse or midwife will collect the Sincerely, Lupus Heart Disease Program network. cord blood after the delivery using a sterile Theodore Collins, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., Co-Founder Diabetes Multiple Sclerosis Natasha’s Place Our mission is very simple – we are here to Liver Disease Spinal Cord Injury closed bag system. insure that mixed heritage and minority Stroke Alzheimer’s You will then call 1.800.869.8608, at any time families and individuals receive equal access of the day or night, and they will arrange for a Nobody ever thinks that it will happen to to the life saving potential of effectively safe courier service to pick up and deliver what is them…just ask our founder. However, stem cell transplants, not because it's good collected for processing and storage. banking your baby’s cord blood with us business but because they're our family and assures you that your family will have the Please visit www.natashasplace.org or call friends. best possible chance if any of you ever 1.800.869.8608to learn more! needs a stem cell transplant.
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