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2012-02-08 13:02:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At a late January ceremony at New York City Fire Department headquarters in downtown Brooklyn, Howard P. Milstein, chair of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), joined Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano and Christopher D. Hillyer, M.D., President and CEO of NYBC, to add the names of six 2011 FDNY bone marrow donors to NYBC's "Honor Roll of Life." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120208/NY50108-a )(Photo:...

2012-02-07 12:31:00

TROY, Mich., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by The Suburban Collection is slated for February 13, 2012. There is an urgent need for blood donors to help meet the needs of patients in 43 Southeastern Michigan hospitals. "On February 13th, old and new donors alike can provide an early Valentine's Day gift to their community by visiting one of the blood drives at five of The Suburban Collection dealerships," said Southeastern...

2012-01-18 10:11:00

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...

2012-01-06 09:22:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LABS, Inc., a global, full-service testing laboratory with more than 30 years of expertise in regulated testing for human organs, cells, tissues and implantable biologic products and devices, today announced that it has been granted AABB Accreditation for donor testing. The voluntary accreditation program contributes to the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and cellular...

2011-12-29 14:29:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With sadness and gratitude, Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) recognizes the recent passing of Dr. Herbert F. Polesky, an international leader in transfusion medicine and MBC's medical director from 1964 through 1999. "Dr. Polesky was the heart and soul of our organization for 35 years," said Dr. Elizabeth Perry, MBC's current Associate Medical Director and Director of Physician Services. "Under his leadership, MBC became known as a...

2011-12-19 15:00:00

HONG KONG, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), the first and largest umbilical cord blood banking operator in China, today announced the results of its 2011 Annual General Meeting, which was held on December 19, 2011, in Hong Kong. At the Annual General Meeting, shareholders Elected Ms. Ting Zheng and Dr. Yungang (Ken) Lu to serve on the Board of Directors until the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the...

2011-12-12 13:23:11

Technique expands scarce resources used for cord blood transplant procedure A new method to boost the number of immune cells in umbilical cord blood prior to cord blood transplants for cancer patients appears to lead to a quicker rebuilding of a new immune system in the patient's body than with a conventional cord blood transplant procedure, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the 53rd American...

2011-11-18 04:00:00

HONG KONG, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("the Company") today announced its plan to release financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal year 2012 on Monday, November 28, 2011, after market close in the US. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 to discuss its financial performance and give a brief overview of the Company's recent developments, followed by a...

2011-11-15 10:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FindTheBest's Private Cord Blood Bank comparison is a trusted resource for parents seeking an accredited storage facility for their newborn's cord blood. Cord blood storage is a costly and highly sensitive decision to make, particularly for families with children in need of certain therapeutic treatments. FindTheBest's comparison offers parents a way to make the most informed decision when deciding on a cord blood bank. Mothers and...

2011-11-10 16:02:00

First FDA-Licensed Stem Cell Product NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration has licensed HEMACORD(TM) (Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells-Cord, HPC-C) for allogeneic hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cell transplantation, the first such approval of a stem cell product in the world. According to the Food and Drug Administration's notification to New York Blood Center (NYBC), HEMACORD(TM) is "indicated for use in unrelated donor hematopoietic...