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2010-05-05 06:00:00

OTTAWA, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - DNA Genotek, a leading provider of products for biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation, today announced that The Anthony Nolan Trust, the UK's largest bone marrow donor registry, has selected Oragene DNA for a pilot project aimed at increasing donor recruitment. Bone marrow donor registries, also known as HLA registries, use HLA DNA testing to match leukemia patients with prospective donors. The pilot project will determine if donor...

2010-05-04 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank, is pleased to announce its plans to open the CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank. "CORD:USE and its world class team have decided to make available CORD:USE's high-quality cord blood banking services to expectant parents wishing to privately bank their babies' cord blood," said Edward S. Guindi, M.D., CORD:USE President and CEO. "The CORD:USE team of leading physicians and scientists supports family banking with CORD:USE because...

2010-02-10 08:47:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank announced today that it is partnering with the Memorial Healthcare System, the fifth-largest public healthcare system in the nation, to collect umbilical cord blood that will be placed in a global registry for patients in need of a potentially life-saving transplant. "The exclusive agreement with Memorial Healthcare System will allow CORD:USE to continue building the National Cord Blood Inventory with racially and ethnically...

2010-02-04 19:18:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank and its program at South Miami Hospital are being featured on CNN en Espanol's show "Salud." This story on the importance of cord blood donation aired this week and can be seen Friday, February 5 at 9:30 a.m. EST and Sunday, February 7 at 9 a.m. EST and 3 p.m. EST on CNN en Espanol. Additionally, the story can be viewed at www.corduse.com by clicking on this press release on the front page. "As CNN en Espanol broadcasts all...

2010-01-28 16:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank congratulates CORD:USE team member and highly esteemed advisor Hal Broxmeyer, Ph.D., on becoming the 2010 President of the American Society of Hematology ("ASH"). "Being elected as President of such an important organization as ASH is a tremendous achievement and a testament to the pioneering research and body of work that Dr. Broxmeyer has performed, and we are deeply honored to have him as an integral member of our team,"...

2010-01-28 14:29:00

DALLAS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providing blood and marrow transplantation for older patients; using a broader range of donors than ever before and participating in innovative clinical trials are just a few of the advances made by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas. Physicians with the program recently performed the program's 4,000th transplant. Passing this milestone places the program among the top 10 centers in the...

2010-01-22 12:19:00

Future Appointments Are Encouraged to Maintain Supply; Type O-Negative Donors Especially Sought BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism has determined that the current blood supply in the United States is adequate to fill any requests received to support the present needs of Haitian hospitals, though ongoing infrastructure and transportation issues in Haiti could delay receipt of those supplies to...

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2010-01-08 11:56:31

Discovery will enable doctors to accurately diagnose and treat skin rashes in bone marrow transplant patients and personalize GVHD treatment University of Michigan researchers have identified the first biomarker of graft-versus-host disease of the skin. The discovery makes possible a simple blood test that should solve a treatment dilemma facing doctors with patients who frequently develop rashes after bone marrow transplants. The biomarker also makes it possible to predict who is at greatest...

2009-12-09 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank is proud to announce that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank a three-year, multi-million dollar contract to expand the supply of cord blood units for the National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI). "Being a NCBI bank is a prestigious designation which further validates the procedures and operations which CORD:USE utilizes...

2009-10-01 10:07:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 70 percent of patients needing a marrow transplant do not have a matching donor in their family, leaving minorities particularly vulnerable to finding a donor who can provide a perfect match of common tissue types, according to Be the Match®, a movement that engages the public to help patients in need of bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplants. To increase registration of members from all racial and ethnic backgrounds...


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