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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:...

2010-08-10 12:46:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) today applauded the introduction of the "Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010." Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Richard Burr (R-NC), Jack Reed (D-RI), John Ensign (R-NV), and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced the act in the U.S. Senate as S. 3751 on Thursday, Aug. 5. Last evening, Reps. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA)...

2010-05-27 08:25:00

Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Reauthorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory, Increase Funding to Expand the Nation's Marrow and Cord Blood Registry to Meet Americans' Increased Need for Transplant WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 adult donors, transplant recipients, family members and medical professionals from 25 states met with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill today to urge Congress for increased federal...

2008-10-01 15:00:50

Patients with a medical condition that could be treated by a cord blood transplant may benefit from a new program offered by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Cord blood offers an additional option to bone marrow in transplant therapy. Through the Related Donor Cord Blood Program, the families of these patients can have the cord blood of a new baby collected and stored at no cost by one of the participating cord...

2008-09-16 21:00:29

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" is already underway, four-time champion Jeff Gordon stepped away from his on-track duties earlier today to visit Capitol Hill. Gordon met with key lawmakers, including the House of Representatives North Carolina delegation, to urge their continued support of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). The NMDP, a nonprofit organization, serves a vital role in the U.S. health care system by facilitating...

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