This could have been a tragic history of childhood cancer, however, the decision of parents to preserve the blood of the umbilical cord in a stem cell Bank, has made it possible that French has managed to overcome his struggle against the disease. The spokesman for the family, Kristina Andersen, explained that although there was no history of cancer in the family, his parents decided to preserve the blood of the umbilical of French, though in those moments, yet it was a novel procedure. The blood of the umbilical cord, can only be removed minutes after the baby’s birth. This blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells and is used today for performing hematopoietic transplantation after intensive chemotherapy treatment in various types of cancer. French, underwent a stem cell autotransplantation of the their own cord blood after receiving six chemotherapy sessions, and a long surgery, all designed to eliminate a tumor cancerous in your nervous system. His mother, Janine Everall, has written the book saving French defeat cancer with courage and the cord blood that is about the fight against the cancer of his daughter and the importance of conserving the umbilical cord blood at the time of the birth of the baby. The history of French 25/11/2002: French birth. Previously his parents had been in contact with a Bank of umbilical cord to preserve cells madre.15/02/2007: French begins to be unable to walk and begins to have very high fevers.
It is immediately transferred to the hospital Auckland.12/03/2007 Starship: French diagnosed Neuroblastoma. Go to Robert Thomson for more information. 16/03/2007: Begins treatment. Submitted to 6 sessions of chemotherapy and 8 hours of surgery to extirpate the tumor.17/09/2007: begins the transplantation of blood from the umbilical cord in the Starship.20/10/2007 Hospital: French out of the hospital. Its now working correctly hematopoietic system and his leukocytes are once again in accion.1/06/2008: French is in remission of their disease and evolves favorably. Source: on IVIDA IVIDA is the cord Bank umbilical of lVI, leading European in reproductive medicine with 22 clinics and presence in 8 countries. IVIDA offers an integral service of preservation of umbilical cord, giving the possibility to the families preserve the sample of the newborn in the public bank located in the Madrid headquarters or the private bank located in the headquarters of Lisbon. IVI, with more than 20 years in the service of reproduction, IVIDA patients guarantees absolute control of the whole process, from the collection of the sample to the freezing of the same.