Cordlife’s Success Stories

Cordlife is proud to help these families in using their cord blood units stored in various Cordlife facilities for successful stem cell transplantations.

Ray Fu

Little Ray Fu was suffering from leukaemia at a tender age of three. Despite a nation-wide search for bone marrow stem cells, a suitable donor could not be found. Fortunately, baby sister of Ray Fu, Rachel Fu was born during that critical period which enabled the family to store Rachel Fu's cord blood with CordLife, for Ryan Fu's transplant. Now 10, Ray Fu is in school and his leukaemia is in remission.

"We were elated when Rachel Fu's blood was shown to be a 100-per-match for Ray Fu. The healthy cell from his sister re-populated in his bone marrow and revived his immune system," said Dr Tan Ah Moy, Head and Senior Consultant for Haematology and Oncology Services at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital where the transplant was performed.

Source: The Straits Times, 1 July 2004
Justin

Justin (alias) was diagnosed with a common childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, at a tender age of one and half years old. Over the course of 1 year, the child had to endure numerous rounds of high-dose chemotherapy to treat his condition. Chemotherapy destroyed cancer cells, but at the same time also killed normal cells. Fortunately, Justin’s parents had his cord blood stored at birth with CordLife. The cord blood stem cells were infused back to his body after a course of chemotherapy in January 2011 at Queen Mary Hospital and he was discharged from hospital after 3 months. The cord blood unit used had been cryopreserved in our Hong Kong facility for 29 months. CordLife is very proud to achieve this milestone in the cord blood banking industry in Hong Kong.

Georgia

An accident at birth 2.5 years ago deprived Baby Georgia of oxygen to her brain, resulted in cerebral palsy. The damage to the toddler's brain caused her to move involuntarily, suffer from muscle spasms and have up to 50 seizures a day. It was only after CordLife put the family in touch with a renowned neurosurgeon that enable Georgia to be infused with her own cord blood, also stored by CordLife. Her conditions have improved since then.

"Georgia has made good progress since her stem cell infusion. She has better visual focus and eye contact with adults during play. She has more vocalization and tries to 'sing-a-song' by making different sounds to nursery rhymes. Georgia has improved postural and head control and is observed to be reaching more with her arms," said Ms. Jaclyn Tan, Consultant Occupational Therapist at OzWorks Therapy.

Source: The Sun, 3 December 2009
Moinam

Moinam was diagnosed Thalassamia when he was barely one year old. If left untreated, most of the children inflicted with this disorder do not live beyond the age of 10. Fortuitously, his newborn sister was free from Thalassamia and her cord blood stem cells were a perfect match for Moinam, with small amount of bone marrow to supplement the transplant, Moinam is now in his recovery phase and the results from his blood very heartening.

"We decided to use a mixture of bone marrow and cord blood cells as it has a better and faster chance of success than only bone marrow cells. Bone marrow stem cells, on the other hand, could lead to Graft Versus Host Disease, triggered by the body's defense mechanism while the transfusion is being done. Not only increase the stem cell count, but also reduce the chance of any complications. It is the treatment of choice in such cases and leads to a complete cure," explained Dr Mukherjee, Medical Director of NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute.

Source: The Telegraph, 7 May 2011

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    Patented Technology with 16 Patent Protection granted and 10 more pending

    Available exclusively at Cordlife in India, CellOptima™ can isolate and expand two types of stem cells; MSCs and EpSCs, from your baby’s cord lining.

    More than 20 years ago, bone marrow was found to contain MSCs. Subsequently, scientists also found that Wharton’s Jelly from the umbilical cord contain MSCs as well. More recently, a team of award-winning doctor and scientist from Singapore made significant inroad in the world with the discovery of two powerful stem cell types, MSCs and EpSCs, from cord lining. Together, the Cambridge and Stanford University trained duo developed a unique technology known as CellOptima™, designed to harvest and multiply stem cells from cord lining. This revolutionary discovery subsequently led the team to receiving patent grants from 16 countries including United States, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and patent grants from another 10 countries are still pending for final approval. These patents prohibit anybody other than the patent owner from harvesting stem cells from cord lining.
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    • National University of Singapore
    • Hamburg University, Heart Centre, Germany
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    • Shriner’s Children’s Burns Hospital, United States
    • Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • National Burns Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Cornea regeneration 
    • Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
    • National Eye Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Liver regeneration
    National University of Singapore
    Skin & hair rejuvenation
    • Camden Medical Centre, Singapore
    • BK Clinic, South Korea
    • National Institute of Dermatology, Hanoi, Vietnam 
    Insulin-producing cells
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    • National University of Singapore
    Neuronal differentiation for hearing impairment Stanford University, United States
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    • 1 in 217 chance that a person may need cord blood stem cells for treatment in their life time1.
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    • The procurement fee for donated cord blood in Singapore is between $30,000 and $75.0002
    • 25% chance of a 100% match between siblings. A perfect match is required for bone marrow transplants, but not in cord blood transplant3.
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    1. Nietfeld JJ, Pasquini MC, Logan BR, Verter F, Horowitz MM. Lifetime probabilities of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the U. S. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2008;14:316-322.
    2. Joan Chew (July 18, 2013). Criterion for new stem-cell transplant. The Straits Time
    3. National Marrow Donor Program Webiste. www.marrow.org. Accessed April 10, 2014.
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    At Cordlife, we understand your needs and concerns as a parent. The Cordlife Care360° Safeguard Programme was designed to ensure we take care of your Child's and loved ones' health in the most wholistic way possible. The features below detail this committed assurance.

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    Cordlife will fully cover the cost of Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) test(s)# and Colony Forming Unit Assay (CFU) when you need the cord blood unit for an approved autologous or allogeneic HSCT.
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    Cordlife SECURE^

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    Cordlife COMFORT^

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    Cordlife will cover the cost of a HLA test for an approved autologous HSCT


    *For clients storing in Singapore only. | ^For clients storing in Indonesia only. | Conditions apply.