Three Stories Exploring the People, the Science and the Future Potential of Umbilical Cord Blood
When you’re pregnant you have a lot of choices to make. Choosing to store, donate, or discard the umbilical cord blood is one of those decisions. This three-part series will help you understand why cord blood storage has become such a promising option. Through conversations with moms, clinical researchers, and obstetricians we explore the present and future of stem cell treatments and therapies. We even meet one young boy that is walking to school on his own, thanks to the choice his mother made.
The Obstetrician: Making an Informed Decision
Featuring Dr. Christyne Peters, an obstetrician at Markham Stouffville Hospital with thirty years of delivering babies & Viktoria, a mom to be who explains her journey to deciding to store her new born baby’s cord blood.
Come inside two medical laboratories, one in Toronto and one in Melbourne, Australia, where the future of stem cells is being explored. Meet Dr. Ian Rogers and Dr. Courtney MacDonald – both of them are world leaders in using stem cells from umbilical cord blood to treat patients now and in the future.
This is an incredible story about a mother, her son, and the singular moment that changed both their lives for the better.