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Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank


Image All new babies demand flexibility of their parents, but one newborn in Ottawa inspired his mother Eno Ituen to put a twist on an important cultural tradition. In Eno’s home country of Nigeria, generations of parents have buried the placentas of their newborns next to the seeds of trees and even tended those trees in the hope their children would thrive along with the plants. “My placenta and that of my husband were buried when we were born,” Eno says. But giving birth to her son in Canada in March 2019 made Eno’s decision more complex. At first, her mother-in-law proposed taking the

Delivery of cord blood stem cells an important milestone (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank has delivered a cord blood unit for the transplant of stem cells to the first Canadian patient. Image “We’re so excited to be giving a Canadian patient the gift of life,” says Dr. Heidi Elmoazzen, Canadian Blood Services’ director, cord blood bank and stem cell manufacturing. “We expect this will be the first of many lifesaving transplants from our bank for Canadians yet to come.” Rich in stem cells, cord blood is collected from the umbilical cord and placenta of volunteer donors

Media are invited to join us on June 25 for a first-hand look at Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank. When: June 25, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m Where: 40 Concourse Gate, Ottawa, Ontario Who: Heidi Elmoazzen, Director, Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank National resource now available for Canadians in need of stem cells (OTTAWA) – Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank, a national, public health-care resource has been officially launched. Expectant mothers who give birth at participating hospitals can now help build an ethnically diverse stem cell bank in Canada by donating