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Latest National Marrow Donor Program Stories

2011-07-07 19:00:43

Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now that results of two clinical trials show transplant results with half-matched bone marrow or umbilical cord blood are comparable to fully matched tissue, thanks in large part to the availability of effective antirejection drugs and special post-transplant chemotherapy. The finding means that nearly all patients in need of a transplant can find donors, according to Johns...

2011-04-21 11:31:00

Charles R. Bronfman to Share Personal Remarks NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An extraordinary event will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at The Grand Hyatt New York. That evening, the Grand Ballroom will be filled with heroes who have saved the lives of complete strangers, and witnesses present to hear their stories. They are not the usual heroes - policemen, firemen, or doctors. They are everyday people who have selflessly given of themselves and donated bone...

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...

2011-02-27 00:01:41

Miami's First and Only Cord Blood Processing and Cryogenic Storage & Laboratory Aims to Increase Stem Cell Access & Therapies for Patients of African, Asian, Hispanic and Native American Indian Descent Miami, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 GeneCell International, an international leader in the processing and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells, announced today that it seeks to address the shortage of cord blood available for minority patients. The company, which...

2011-02-15 12:25:00

Patient raises awareness in community about the national stem cell registry CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By the age of 28, Dana Severson was already an Iraq war veteran, an accomplished clinical engineer, a wife and mother. Days following her daughter Genevieve's first birthday, Severson was faced with a reality that would turn her life upside down. After several weeks of experiencing severe headaches and extreme exhaustion, the young mother was diagnosed with acute...

2011-02-14 10:18:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services today launched the new, improved organdonor.gov web site on the occasion of National Donor Day, February 14, 2011. Organdonor.gov features new and expanded content, interactive segments, and video presentations. The site will also incorporate stories about people who have been touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation - featuring the experiences of donor families, living donors,...

2011-02-01 11:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. announced today that it is recognizing Black History Month in 2011 by teaming up with Be The Match® to help raise awareness of the critical need for more African American marrow and umbilical cord blood donors. As part of its "Living Well" initiative, Nordstrom is giving people an easy way to learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor and helping increase the likelihood that patients in need of marrow and...

2011-01-20 04:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) announced today that it has selected Velos Inc., a leading California health care software provider, to supply its new Product Fulfillment and Clinical Data Repository (CDR) System. It will serve as an enhanced electronic medical record system and is integral to conducting many of the process transactions that support bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants between donors and...

2011-01-05 12:57:00

Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Policy Organization Calls on Governor Brewer, State Leaders to Restore Access to Life-Saving Transplants for Arizona's Nearly 100 Patients in Need WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to healthcare through public policy reform at the state and federal levels - called on Arizona's key...

2010-12-05 00:13:33

David Jacobsohn, MD, will lead Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Washington, DC (Vocus) December 3, 2010 Children's National Medical Center welcomes David Jacobsohn, MD as Chief of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Jacobsohn joins the team from Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he served as a member of the Stem Cell Transplant Program staff and as the Director of the Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease Clinic. "We are pleased to have Dr. Jacobsohn...