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2011-07-19 08:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) today announced the formal launch of an innovative new web-based system that adds convenience and enhanced privacy for blood donors when completing their pre-donation health history. The iDonate Interview (SM) program, for the first time, provides MBC blood donors the opportunity to answer all required health history questions--from the privacy of their home or office on the day of their donation....

2011-07-11 05:00:00

HONG KONG, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), the first and largest cord blood banking operator in China, today announced that the Company repurchased an aggregate of 2,052,607 ordinary shares. The purchases were made at an average purchase price of $3.49 per share, for a total consideration of approximately $7.2 million between September 2010 and July 2011. The total number of shares repurchased represents...

2011-07-05 04:30:00

LAS VEGAS, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI) announced today it has entered into an agreement with Regence (www.regence.com/index.jsp) to offer the storage of umbilical cord blood to members of its BlueCross and BlueShield plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington at a discount rate consistent with its other BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) licensee contracts. The partnership gives Regence members considering cord blood banking access to...

2011-06-21 05:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: BLFS), a leading developer and manufacturer of clinical grade biopreservation media products for cells and tissues, today announced that it has become the leading supplier of pre-formulated GMP cryopreservation media for umbilical cord blood stem cells, a key segment of the Company's strategic biobanking market. BioLife Solutions, which will be exhibiting at the 9th Annual International Umbilical Cord Blood...

2011-06-13 11:09:00

'Novel' Reality Program Aims to Boost Breast Cancer, Leukemia Awareness...and Recruit New Bone Marrow Donors NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legal thriller which tells the true story of a woman who battled breast cancer, then leukemia, and finally got a successful bone marrow transplant is being used to educate the public about the constant need for bone marrow donors. "The Matriarchs," a novel now available in Amazon® print and...

2011-06-03 05:00:00

HONG KONG, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("the Company") today announced its plan to release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal year 2011 on Friday, June 10, 2011, after market close in the US. The Company will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, June 13, 2011 to discuss its financial performance and give a brief overview of the Company's recent developments, followed by a question and...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stems cells, said BoyaLife, a major stem cell bank in China, has become the largest operating cord blood banking organization in the country to commit to the implementation of its AXP® AutoXpress(TM) (AXP) and BioArchive® Systems used to process and store stem cells from cord blood....

2011-04-18 10:30:00

SAN BRUNO, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR), the global leader in family cord blood banking services, announced its support of legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Wally Herger (R-CA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), called "The Family Cord Blood Banking Act." This important legislation would amend the IRS Code to allow individuals and couples to use flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), health reimbursement arrangements (HRA) or...

2011-04-18 08:15:00

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry, a pioneer in umbilical cord blood and placenta stem cell preservation, today announced a new program to assist families in need. Through the "Bank One, Give One" program, Americord will donate cord blood stem cell collection and storage services to select underprivileged families in the New York area for every new client who enrolls in Americord's cord blood banking program during April and May 2011. (Logo:...

2011-03-28 04:04:00

LAS VEGAS and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), announced today it has entered into an agreement with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and is now offering the storage of umbilical cord blood at a discount rate as consistent with its other BCBS licensee contracts. Total enrollment for BlueCross is 3 million, with more than half located in Tennessee. Members can also enroll in Cord Blood America's "Afford-A-Cord"...