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Cord Blood Banks In New York State


The list below shows hospitals that actively collect cord blood for public cord blood banks that are part of the National Marrow Donor Program Network of banks in New York State. Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn, NY Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, Inc. (561) 982-2900 www.giftoflife.org North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Systems Manhasset, NY New [...]

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Where to Donate Cord Blood In California


The list below shows hospitals in California that actively collect cord blood for public cord blood banks that are part of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Network of banks. Long Beach Memorial Center Long Beach, CA StemCyte International Cord Blood Center http://www.stemcyte.com White Memorial Medical Center Los Angeles, CA StemCyte International Cord Blood Center [...]

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LifeShare Blood Centers Promoting Cord Blood Collection


LifeShare Blood Centers will continue promoting a cord blood bank pilot program and step up efforts to register bone marrow donors this year. LifeShare partnered with Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, where 14% of all Louisiana babies are born, in 2008 for the pilot program. Umbilical cords contain stem cells that can be used in [...]

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Your Heritage and Cord Blood


A successful transplant requires that the patient and the donor have matching HLA types. HLA types are inherited, half from your mother and half from your father. The probability that two siblings will have a perfect 6/6 match desired for a bone marrow transplant is 25%, whereas the probability that they will have the 4/6 [...]

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Catholic Archbishop Encourages Cord Blood Donation


Archbishop Peter Smith encouraged increased cord blood donation as the focus for World Blood Donor Day. Cord blood is rich in stem cells and is already being used to treat many different diseases including leukemia and sickle cell anemia to name a few. Umbilical cord blood can be extracted in a simple, safe procedure from [...]

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Are Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants Safe?


During the last decade over 4000 umbilical cord blood transplants have been performed around the world. The interest in this mode of transplant has grown as well, as cord blood transplants are an alternative for treating cancer and serious diseases. A Cord blood transplant carries with it as much risk as a bone marrow or [...]

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North Carolina Bill Encourages Cord Blood Donation


On Tuesday, in North Carolina, the state House passed a bill to encourage pregnant women to donate umbilical cord blood to help cancer patients. State Representative Margaret Dickson of Fayetteville sponsored the bill, which now moves to the Senate. If the bill becomes law, the state Department of Health and Human Services would place documents [...]

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Considering Cord Blood Donation?


Cord Blood Donation is a completely safe and harmless procedure that can be done at the time of birth of your baby and the stem cells can be used to treat people who are suffering from leukaemia, lymphoma and a host of other illnesses. Umbilical Cord Blood is high in stem cells and there is [...]

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Give the Gift of Life for Mother’s Day


Do you know someone who might be expecting a baby?  Here’s an idea… Pass on buying flowers this mother’s day.  Instead, give the gift of life by providing a way to save a child’s life by banking their stem cells located in the umbilical cord blood in an umblical cord blood bank. Why is this [...]

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Cord Blood Donation


Donation of umbilical cord blood will help save the lives of your babies or those that need the stem cells from your baby’s umbilical cord.

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