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New England Cord Blood Bank Expands into New Jersey

January 18, 2012

NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — New England Cord Blood Bank is pleased to announce today that it is expanding its services in cord blood stem cell banking to the state of New Jersey.

New England Cord Blood Bank (NECBB) and its parent company, The New England Cryogenic Center have been pioneering forces in the cryogenic preservation of cells for over 30 years. At its International Headquarters, located outside of Boston, Massachusetts, NECBB processes and stores lifesaving stem cells for thousands of families worldwide. Cord blood stem cells, obtained from the umbilical cord immediately following birth, are currently used to treat and cure more than 80 diseases. Successful transplants for cancer, anemia and other blood based diseases occur on a regular basis at approved transplant hospitals both domestically and internationally.

Most recently, families have begun to also bank the cord tissue itself. This tissue contains regenerative stem cells that have the potential to repair virtually any tissue in the human body. NECBB is proud to offer the processing of the cord tissue, at no additional cost, when families bank their child’s cord blood at NECBB.

John Rizza, President of New England Cord Blood Bank, is “thrilled to offer our services in the state of New Jersey. We have been processing and cryo-preserving cord blood stem cells since the practice began more than 17 years ago. We anticipate that we will have a long lasting relationship with both the families and obstetrical professionals here. As a privately owned company, we have always been able to offer our clients the truly personalized attention that they deserve when making a decision that could be life altering for them in the future. We are proud of that legacy.” New England Cord Blood Bank can be reached 24 hours per day at 1-888-700-2673 or visit their site at www.cordbloodbank.com.

SOURCE New England Cord Blood Bank

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