Jennifer Jones Austin puts focus on cord blood


An article in the WSJ showcased leukemia survivor Jennifer Jones Austin. Since receiving a double cord blood transplant from two babies in 2010, Jones Austin has become an advocate for cord blood donation.

She serves on the board of the New York Blood Center, home to the world's oldest and largest public cord blood bank. She is also on the board of the Icla da Silva Foundation, the nation's largest recruiter of minority donors. Jones Austin is currently in the public eye as co-chair of New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's transition team.

Airam da Silva reports that in a typical year the Icla da Silva Foundation registers 39,000 donors, but the 2009 appeal on behalf of Jennifer Jones Austin registered 13,000 in just 10 weeks.

The Icla da Silva Foundation

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