Cord Blood Awareness Month in July is a movement spreading the word about the phenomenal powers of newborn stem cells found in a baby’s umbilical cord blood. Cord blood banking is the preservation of a newborn’s stem cells found in the blood of the umbilical cord and placenta. Parents can donate their baby’s cord blood to a public bank – or pay to have it stored in a private bank.
Inherited blood disorders can be cured by cord blood transplants. This treatment has been used since 1988 to treat over 80 diseases – like sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
Over the past decade, there have been clinical trials underway to research the treatment of cerebral palsy and autism with cord blood therapies.
This movement is spirited by the American Health Council to spread the powers and possibilities of cord blood therapies to families, expectant parents, and healthcare professionals.
Stem cells found in cord blood are mainly used in the treatment of disease and tissue regeneration. Stem cells come from one of three sources:
Dr. John Zhang is an avid supporter of cord blood banking. The Doctor makes every effort to reach out to expectant parents under his care with useful facts and tips on why and how to save or donate their newborn’s cord blood for future medical uses.
To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang – call 917.525.5496.
It is my distinct pleasure to be invited to partake in two panels at this year’s Fortune Brainstorm Health Conference in San Diego, CA. They focus on the biggest and brightest ideas in the digital healthcare revolution. I am privileged to sit with titans of health care, tech, telecom, and investment arenas to debate recent breakthroughs like our 3-Parent IVF technology and what impacts they may have moving forward.
A big congratulations goes out from all of us at New Hope Fertility Center in New York to Serena Williams on her pregnancy announcement! A lot of public questions are being raised about her being pregnant and winning The US Open. But we are saying, don’t worry about it!
Even bad news has good lessons, and we are still hearing about United Airlines in the News.
It reminds us all to look at our practices and company interactions. Dr. Zhang asks in the morning meeting, “are we going to be a 2nd United Airline?” The answer is NO. United Airlines is employee centric, profit centric, and protocol centric. They are seemingly inflexible at the ground level, which, arguably is the most important place. And to be sure, a great company is made up of happy employees with good margins and a strong foundation of how things are done.
As the year comes to an end, Dr. John Zhang have the following message to everyone:
Life certainly is full of coincidences! I was just having a discussion with a colleague of my regarding a new, prestigious study that came out comparing MINI-IVF™ and Conventional IVF Techniques. Our discussion was centered around SART’s inclusion of MINI-IVF™ as a mainstream, reportable technique. This is great news, and FOX picked the story up too, so you can read along here.
Fertility struggles are among the hardest things a couple will have to deal with. Navigating treatment options can be difficult, especially when you’re not sure what treatment types are available. Selecting the right fertility doctor can help make this process easier and can increase the likelihood that you’ll become pregnant.
One of my latest published works is currently featured in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. It analyzes the effectiveness of medication used in Conventional IVF based on the number of eggs produced and the number of successful pregnancies. The study involved 250 participants from ages 18 to 38 undergoing their first IVF treatment.
In the middle of February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had issued guidelines for preventing the spread of the Zika virus. According to CDC, it is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika includes:Read more: Pregnancy and Zika Virus: Prevention and Guidelines
Congratulations – you have tested positive for pregnancy 14 days after your successful embryo transfer! In another 14 days, you will have a transvaginal ultrasound performed. If the doctor determines that the results are normal, you will undergo another follow-up ultrasound in one month. Through New Hope Fertility Center’s Customized Fertility Care, it is normal for you to undergo two vaginal ultrasounds in the beginning of your first trimester.