Nov
0

Getting Around

Finally the word is getting around, and the general public’s knowledge about the power of cord blood stem cells has dramatically improved in the past year. There have been numerous medical breakthroughs this year and the medical community has begun to realize that cord blood is not just a resource for treating life threatening conditions.  Recently scientist have discovered that cord blood stem cells can be used to help treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

RA is a painful autoimmune disease that affects nearly 1.3 million people. The symptoms include; joint pain, swelling, and stiffness; decreased range of motion: fever, fatigue and loss of energy. RA can occur at any age but most commonly occurs between ages 30-50. Early diagnosis of RA is crucial, there is no known cure, only several treatment options to help ease the symptoms. RA can cause emotional and physical pain, that can severely decrease someones quality of life.

This new scientific discovery is providing RA patients with hope and just like the progress and educational awareness about cord blood they too will soon be “Getting Around.”

Together We Can Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry

Nov
Oct
0

Make Cord Blood Banking a Family Decision

Dr.O'Neill and I in Cord Blood Americas Lab

Dr.O'Neill and I in Cord Blood Americas Lab

This past week I had the honor to attend cord blood presentations along side of one of the nations most renowned physicians, Dr.O’Neill from Cord Blood America. I know I have written about him in the past and having the opportunity to work right along beside him was truly a blessing! His way with words, his charm and the way he can capture the attention of any size audience really inspired me.

I believe I know a lot about Cord Blood but I also believe that people can always learn more. While I was watching Dr.O’Neill give his presentations I felt over whelmed with even more knowledge of the power of stem cells and their never ending possibilities!

Perhaps one of the most astounding facts about cord blood stem cells is their capacity to help treat such a wide variety of people. When I say this I am referring to the fact that a baby’s cord blood guarantees a perfect match for that baby and can potentially help treat a parent, sibling and even an extended family member such as a grandparent, aunt, or uncle. In Dr.O’Neill’s presentation he explains this with the help of the following chart:

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In the above chart you can see how the children inherit genes from both the mother and the father. Science has proven that with a cord blood stem cell transplant a perfect HLA match is not required as it is with a bone marrow transplant. This means that the cord blood from a child doesn’t have to be an exact match to another member of the family in order to help treat them. For example: In this chart it shows that child 3 could potentially help treat the mother, father and others.

Cord blood stem cells are no longer thought to just help children, but adults as well. It is not just being used to treat life threatening disorders but also injuries and conditions such as blindness. There are many conditions that are still considered to be in the clinical trial phase and it is only a matter of time before stem cells are being used to treat common medical conditions.

Save your baby’s cord blood! You can’t go back and get it later, it is a tremendous life saving resource for your entire family. Make it a FAMILY decision.

Together We Can Help Save lives,

Natalie Curry

Oct
0

Stem Cell Awareness Webinar

For all of you who missed the live webinar or want to watch it again here is the recorded version! Thank you to those of you who attended and participated! I would like to extend a very special thanks to my  guest, Charis Ober from the Save the Cord Foundation. I am looking forward to next years stem cell awareness day!

Oct
2

Stem Cell Awareness Day- Oct 6th 2010

Stem Cells- The Miracle Workers

Stem Cells- The Miracle Workers

Since the discovery of the remarkable uses for stem cells the research in this field has been steadily increasing. Stem cells are not only found inside of your babies cord blood but also in every part of your body. Like the cells inside cord blood these stem cells are also very powerful and have shown very promising signs of being used to treat various diseases.

Like I’ve said many times before, stem cells are the future of medicine! They are only going to continue to improve and save many lives! It could be yours, it could be a loved ones, you never know! Please join me as I celebrate the power of stem cells on a day completely dedicated to the tremendous properties found inside of them. This Wednesday October 6th is stem cell awareness day! I will hosting a free, interactive Live webinar to discuss all of the benefits of cord blood on AllAboutCordBlood.com at 4pm EST. I am excited to say that I will be joined by a very special guest from the cord blood industry!

As always your questions and comments are strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated!

You can RSVP to attend this event and invite others to attend with this facebook link:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154595341241313&index=1

Thank you so much for your support, Together We Can Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry

Sep
1

The Pregnant New Yorker Event

Hear Natalie Curry’s inspirational and heartwarming story about how cord blood saved her
life not once but twice. Learn what a doula is and the best foods for nursing moms and the most important nutrients for pregnancy. How physical therapy, and massage can help you through your pregnancy. How to safely use the core and push more efficiently during labor and to how to reverse abdominal separation Plus come see some great products on everything baby and mommy.


Tuesday, September 21st
6:30-9:00pm

Yummy Mummy
1201 Lexington Avenue
(Btwn 81st and 82nd)

Cost of event is $15 per person
Register

$20 if you pay at the door

Guest Speakers

Founder of All About Cord Blood – Natalie Curry, CEO www.allaboutcordblood.com
Prenatal Massage Therapist – Janet Markovits, LMT www.maternalmassageandmore.com
Physical Therapist – Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS www.renew-pt.com
Postpartum Doula – Sara Newman – www.disfordoula.com
Doula – Danelle Brown www.thegreendoula.com
Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Specialist – Leah Keller, MA, CPT www.expecttobefit.com
Pre/ Post Natal Family Nutritionists -
Jackie Maese,CHHC, AADP & AMY Nelms,CHHC, AADP www.mmmunch.com
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Stroller from Maclaren
Gift Set from Belli
A complimentary customized consultation from Isa Herrera, women’s health Physiotherapist. A great opportunity to ask questions such as how to use a TENS unit during labor for natural pain relief, how to release your pelvic floor muscles for labor using biofeedback, what techniques will relieve & prevent sciatica and low back pain, and what exercises are the best to do for the immediate post-partum period etc… ($320 value)
Ending Female Pain, a new book by Isa Herrera
50% off a prenatal massage from Maternal Massage and More

Aug
4

Leukemia and Cord Blood

Steve Shor and I Last Week

Steve Shor and I Last Week

It is estimated that  45,000 people will be diagnosed with leukemia this year, and approximately, 22,000 deaths in the US will be attributed to Leukemia.   This terrible heart wrenching disease does not only affect a certain age, gender, or race.  It is blind to its victims and has many different types. Many of you are probably thinking that leukemia affects more children than adults. The truth according to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is that it affects more adults past the age of 60, than children.

Luckily the stem cells found inside your baby’s cord blood can help treat and cure many forms of leukemia. Due to cord blood’s unique, naive immune system, it does not need to be as closely matched to the patient and therefore doctors can identify a cord blood donor in approximately 99% of patients who can’t find a conventional donor.

Cord blood is readily available as it is collected at the time of birth and then stored until future use. This can help cut back on the amount of time searching for a match.In blood diseases such as leukemia TIME is of the essence and every second counts.

I am baffled by these facts and am determined to help ensure everyone realizes the benefits of cord blood.  I am not alone in this journey. Last week I had the privilege to meet (again) with the President of the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation (NCLF) , Mr.Shor.  At their foundation they also realize the importance of cord blood preservation and are working to raise educational awareness.  This generous foundation is one of the leading non profit organizations in the battle against cancer and leukemia in children and adults.

This foundation has been one that is near and dear to my heart for a very long time. In 1993, I met Mr. Shor for the first time when my Mom was asked to speak at their conference in New York. My entire family traveled to New York for the big event where we got to meet  supermodel Cindy Crawford, actress Susan Lucci, and many, many others. This was when I was first introduced to the world of public speaking. My sisters, Dad and I all stood by my Mom’s side on stage as she delivered her speech.  Although I was very young, I will never forget looking into the crowd and watching as tears rolled across people’s faces. That was the beginning, that was when I realized that I wanted to help too! So now I am looking forward to being able to follow in my moms footsteps, by being reconnected with NCLF.

Mom Speaking in New York at NCLF Event

Mom Speaking in New York at NCLF Event

“Each year, more than 4 million children are born in the US. If every childbearing woman chose to collect and store cord blood, millions of lives could be saved.” – NCLF

To learn more about NCLF:http: //www.leukemiafoundation.org/

To learn more about Leukemia:http: //www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls

Please help spread the word!

Together We Can Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry

Aug
0

Live webinar with very Special Guest From Dan Berger Cord Blood Program!

If you missed my last live webinar, you will want to check out the recorded version now. My special guest and I discussed a very important topic in cord blood banking, Underrepresentation in the minority communities.

If you have any questions or comments please share them with me.

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Apr
2

My NEW website- AllAboutCordBlood.com

AllAboutCordBlood

AllAboutCordBlood

I am VERY thrilled to announce the launch of my brand new website; http://www.allaboutcordblood.com.

Exactly one year ago I started nataliecurrry.com with intentions of bringing hope to those in need.  To my delight it ended up being much more than I anticipated. I have received wonderful feedback, made great friends in the cord blood/ stem cell industry and am happy to have contributed to helping people make the biggest decision about their child’s life; saving their cord blood!

With inspiration from expectant parents and my wanting to help even more I thought it was time to write a book about cord blood,  and thats just what I have done.  The e-book is called  ”All About Cord Blood”.  It provides EVERYTHING you need to know to make an educated decision about cord blood preservation. The BEST part about it is it’s FREE, you simply download it from the web site and it’s all yours. You can print it out, take it with you any where you want to go and share it with all of your friends!

This IS the decade for cord blood! What was once an unknown will become a standard in every household. So educate yourself now!

Please visit http://www.allaboutcordblood.com and download the e-book!

Together we can help save lives,

Natalie Curry

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