Cord blood donation surge as hospital launch public collection
programs "Some 200 hospitals now
supply 20 U.S. public cord blood banks that are part of the NMDP network,
according to Mary Halet, manager for cord blood operations at the agency’s cord
blood coordinating center." "Last year, the NMDP helped supply nearly 1,200 transplants
from cord blood units, up from 1,000 in 2009, for a total of 6,000 since the
program began in 2000. Overall, the number of available cord blood units
climbed 14 percent in 2011, with greater increases expected as more hospitals
sign on." “This is a good cause,” explained Dr. Rajni Agarwal, a bone marrow
transplant specialist at Packard. “When you talk about a product that is going
to be discarded and could be used in saving someone’s life, there’s a very good
Giuliana Rancic Calls Cord Blood Banking “So
Important” - "E! News
host Giuliana Rancic is joining a growing number of celebrity moms who have decided to bank their baby’s cord blood. After suffering
with infertility followed by a breast cancer
diagnosis in 2011, Giuliana and her husband Bill made the decision to store
their child’s cord blood. The couple was given their blood banking kit during
their baby shower and Giuliana tweeted about
their decision, mentioning her sister Monica who also did cord blood banking".
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