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2013-07-11 12:28:40

Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits newborn babies, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors found babies' blood and iron levels were healthier when the cord was clamped later. In many high income countries, it is standard practice to clamp the umbilical cord connecting mother and baby less than a minute after birth. However, clamping the cord too soon may reduce the amount of blood that passes from mother to baby via the...

2013-07-10 12:27:56

Americord Will Reimburse the Cost of Cord Blood Banking for Parents who use their Cord Blood Stem Cells Banked with Americord for a Sibling NEW YORK, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord today announced a new policy to reimburse parents who have banked stem cells from their baby's cord blood with Americord and use the stem cells for a sibling. The reimbursement will be given to parents when their baby's cord blood stem cells are used for a sibling in a medical therapy or when the...

2013-06-28 23:26:16

GeneCell International, the first and only cord blood processing and cryogenic laboratory in Miami, forms a strategic alliance with prominent cord blood bank in the Dominican Republic, MaterCell Dominicana. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 GeneCell International specializes in the collection, transport, processing and cryogenic storage of adult stem cells from various sources including; umbilical cord blood, cord tissue segment, dental pulp and adipose (fat) tissue that can later be...

2013-06-28 23:16:09

GeneCell International, the only cord blood laboratory in South Florida, a cutting-edge facility specialized in the processing and cryogenic preservation of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, dental pulp and adipose stem cells announced today it would participate in Boca Raton’s South Florida Parenting Baby Fair. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The South Florida Parenting Baby Fair will provide GeneCell the opportunity to offer South Floridian families additional information...

2013-06-24 12:25:48

A Newborn's Own Cord Blood Stem Cells Could Strengthen Heart Muscle NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord today applauded a new study being conducted by Mayo Clinic to determine whether children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can be successfully treated with stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood. HLHS is a congenital heart defect where infants are born with a severely underdeveloped left ventricle - essentially half a heart. Mayo Clinic is a...

2013-06-11 12:28:23

As Medical Successes Rise, Laws Increase Funding And Promote Public Awareness NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As researchers continue to discover groundbreaking medical therapies using stem cells from umbilical cord blood, Federal and State governments in the United States are ramping up their efforts to support the cord blood industry and educate parents-to-be about banking their babies' stem cells. The most recent development happened on May 16(th) when the New York State...

2013-06-11 08:30:02

Earnings Call Scheduled for 8:00 a.m. ET on June 19, 2013 HONG KONG, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) (the "Company") today announced its plan to release financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, after market close in the U.S. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to discuss its financial performance and give a brief...

2013-06-06 12:28:50

DUBLIN, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fqlmbx/capitalizing_on [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/grzf9x/capitalizing_on ]) has announced the addition of the "Capitalizing on Opportunities in Cord Blood Industry Growth (2013 Version)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/grzf9x/capitalizing_on ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The...

2013-05-28 23:24:48

Attendees have the opportunity to win free cord blood banking. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Americord is pleased to announce that it is a sponsor of Big City Moms´ Biggest Baby Shower Ever event, which will take place on May 30th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This is Americord´s fourth time participating in the Biggest Baby Shower Ever. The company has previously attended events in Los Angeles, New York and Florida. The Biggest Baby Shower Ever events are a...

2013-05-22 12:25:38

Branding Supports Company's Commitment To Making Cord Blood Banking More Transparent And Easy To Understand NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry announced today the launch of its new logo and tagline. Both were designed to better convey the company's commitment to making cord blood banking easy to understand and even easier to do. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130522/NY18754LOGO) The logomark design is a circle with six color bars, each of which...