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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...

2010-11-19 09:30:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that the National Marrow Donor Program(®) (NMDP) has adopted IBM's WebSphere Lombardi Business Process Management (BPM) software to help automate its donor and patient management process. Both processes are critical to facilitate the matching of donors to patients needing cellular transplants. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101119/NY04440 ) (Logo:...

2010-11-10 06:44:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service is known for delivering mail and packages throughout America, but did you know it is the largest contributor to the National Marrow Donor Program's (NMDP) Be The Match Registry? Thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening blood diseases need donor matches for bone marrow or blood cell transplants, yet there is only a 30 percent chance of patients finding matches within their own...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Colorado and Wyoming were among just five states awarded with gold medals by Donate Life America in recognition of their achievements as part of the Donor Designation Collaborative (DDC), a national initiative to improve organ, eye and tissue donation rates with goals of reaching 100 million designated donors and a 50 percent donor designation rate. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 On November 3rd, Colorado and Wyoming were among just five states awarded with gold medals by Donate Life...

2010-10-22 11:12:00

ADDRESSING NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF MINORITY CORD BLOOD DETROIT, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will receive a $1.4 million, three-year, contract award from the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand its cord blood collection program. The contract will allow Karmanos to bank more genetically-diverse, high-quality umbilical cord blood units for...

2010-10-19 10:18:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry announced its breakthrough placenta stem cell preservation process, the first of its kind, as a new and significantly more effective alternative to private cord blood stem cell banking. The new process, called Cord Plus, preserves up to ten times more stem cells from the placenta than is found on average in a unit of cord blood, which contains only enough stem cells to treat a patient weighing less than 65 pounds. As a result of this...

2010-10-13 13:16:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the parents of eighteen-month old Ezra approached the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, they needed answers and direction. Most of all, they needed to hear what it would take to give their child a second chance at living a normal, healthy life. Having been diagnosed with a rare primary immune deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome, Ezra's immune system fails to produce antibodies due to a flawed X chromosome. Because boys carry...

2010-09-24 15:51:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jay Feinberg is a very unassuming man, but talk to him about the importance of bone marrow transplantation to save lives, and he becomes a Goliath. Being a 15-year transplant survivor himself, it has become Jay's life work to increase the presence of underrepresented groups in the registry. He remembers every detail of his own four year search to find a donor, as well as the fact that his miracle match was the very last of 60,000...


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