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Latest National Marrow Donor Program Stories

2011-07-27 08:00:00

BROOKEVILLE, Md., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Once routinely discarded during the birth process, a newborn's umbilical cord blood contains non-controversial and potentially life-saving stem cells that can be collected and stored for future medical use.

2011-07-14 15:41:56

Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled in recent years for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with patients who lacked genetically matched donors recording the most significant gains.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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