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2013-07-22 16:23:30

Responsibly Informing Parents-to-Be Is A Core Company Mission NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord has made a name for itself as a company that offers the highest quality cord blood banking services at the lowest cost in the industry. The company has also dedicated itself to responsibly raising awareness about the potential benefits of cord blood banking. In fact, Americord approaches every month as though it were National Cord Blood Awareness Month. Their...

2013-07-17 23:25:39

GeneCell International’s Physician’s Relations Manager Launches Cord Blood Educational Meetings to Increase Awareness within South Florida's Expecting Parent Community Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Lisa Lorraine Reyes Muñoz, GeneCell International’s Physician Relations Manager announced today her contribution to educating South Florida’s expecting parents to advance the awareness in the community. Expecting parents in Miami are encouraged to attend these meetings...

2013-07-17 16:27:14

Data shows that 70 percent of families will not have a matching donor in their family; By 2015, 10,000 cord blood transplants projected to be performed worldwide per year using publicly banked cord blood DAVIS, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- July is designated as Cord Blood Awareness Month by the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The national health observance aims to foster greater public recognition of cord blood donation options and to...

2013-07-10 12:27:56

Americord Will Reimburse the Cost of Cord Blood Banking for Parents who use their Cord Blood Stem Cells Banked with Americord for a Sibling NEW YORK, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord today announced a new policy to reimburse parents who have banked stem cells from their baby's cord blood with Americord and use the stem cells for a sibling. The reimbursement will be given to parents when their baby's cord blood stem cells are used for a sibling in a medical therapy or when the...

2013-06-28 23:26:16

GeneCell International, the first and only cord blood processing and cryogenic laboratory in Miami, forms a strategic alliance with prominent cord blood bank in the Dominican Republic, MaterCell Dominicana. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 GeneCell International specializes in the collection, transport, processing and cryogenic storage of adult stem cells from various sources including; umbilical cord blood, cord tissue segment, dental pulp and adipose (fat) tissue that can later be...

2013-06-24 12:25:48

A Newborn's Own Cord Blood Stem Cells Could Strengthen Heart Muscle NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord today applauded a new study being conducted by Mayo Clinic to determine whether children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can be successfully treated with stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood. HLHS is a congenital heart defect where infants are born with a severely underdeveloped left ventricle - essentially half a heart. Mayo Clinic is a...

2013-06-13 20:22:32

NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) announced today that Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College, has been elected to the Board of Trustees. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130613/DC32105 ) Dr. Glimcher is the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where she is also Professor of Medicine. In addition, she is Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. Previous to her...

2013-06-13 20:22:29

NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) announced today that Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, has been elected to the Board of Trustees. Ms. Jones Austin has 20 years of leadership experience working for the advancement of underserved children, individuals and families. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130613/DC32106 ) Ms. Jones Austin also brings a unique patient...

2013-06-11 12:28:23

As Medical Successes Rise, Laws Increase Funding And Promote Public Awareness NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As researchers continue to discover groundbreaking medical therapies using stem cells from umbilical cord blood, Federal and State governments in the United States are ramping up their efforts to support the cord blood industry and educate parents-to-be about banking their babies' stem cells. The most recent development happened on May 16(th) when the New York State...

2013-06-06 12:28:50

DUBLIN, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqlmbx/capitalizing_on [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/grzf9x/capitalizing_on ]) has announced the addition of the "Capitalizing on Opportunities in Cord Blood Industry Growth (2013 Version)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/grzf9x/capitalizing_on ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The...