Wall Street Journal: Umbilical Cord Draws Focus From More Scientists Seeking Cures


There is no "new breakthrough" in this story, but it is helpful to the cord blood community to have coverage in a prominent publication... (since this article came out on a Monday our Foundation had a jump in parent inquiries the following week).

The article showcases Jennifer Austin Jones, a cord blood transplant survivor who is on the board of the New York Blood Center cord blood bank and the Icla da Silva Foundation that focuses on recruiting minority donors. Jones is now in the public eye as co-chair of mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's transition team.

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

The Icla da Silva Foundation

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19-Feb-2014 -   Cost of Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
10-Dec-2013 - NYtimes.com - Weighing Cord Blood Donation Against Private Banks
01-Dec-2013 - Medical Device for Cord Blood Collection
14-Jan-2013 - Dr. Jennifer Arnold endorsement
24-Dec-2012 - Cord Blood for Cerebral Palsy: 1st publication of controlled trial
09-Oct-2012 - After iPS Nobel Prize, who needs cord blood?
17-May-2011 - Meet our Advisory Panel
14-Jul-1998 - Shai's Story