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When a baby is born, the umbilical cord is cut.

The blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta contains millions of stem cells.

These stem cells are used to treat 80 different diseases, most commonly blood conditions like leukemia, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and TaySachs.

Cord blood stem cell transplants are not experimental – they are used around the world to treat thousands of children and adults every year.

Sadly, more than 95% of umbilical cords are discarded as medical waste. Meanwhile, thousands of people every year are searching for cord blood or bone marrow stem cells for treatment.

Let’s put cord blood stem cells into the hands of physicians and scientists so that more lives can be saved.

Please help by donating cord blood or donating funds.

cord blood saves lives.

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We Have Released A Cord Blood Unit For Medical Treatment

Victoria Angel Registry of Hope is proud and excited to announce that our public cord blood bank has released a cord blood unit for medical treatment!

The frozen stem cells have been shipped over the Atlantic to give medical treatment to a sick patient in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

We know little about the patient who is gratefully receiving this life-saving treatment. I’m certain that he or she is surrounded with friends and family who are happy and relieved that a suitable stem cell unit has been located.

Kudos to Victoria Angel’s team especially Dr. Elisabeth Semple, Victoria Angel’s Cord Blood Bank Director, Leanne Casbourn, RN and Core Cryolab who have connected with the patient’s hospital to ensure the safe delivery of the cord blood stem cells.

Special thanks to the young baby and parents who donated this incredibly special gift from a Toronto area hospital.

Sincere and heartfelt thanks for supporting Victoria Angel’s charity. We are only able to provide this life-saving treatment because of your financial donations and the hard work of each of our volunteers.




Cord blood truly does save lives.



Jane Virro, Executive Director