Newsletter Contents

2015 October

Kathy Loper, MHS, MT(ASCP) AABB Accreditation of Cord Blood Banks for Somatic Cell Activities (such as Isolating MSC from Cord Tissue)
OriGen OriGen CS30M9 5-Chamber Bag
Progenics Cord Blood Cryobank What happens to cord blood cells when the freezing process is interrupted?

2015 September

Matt Farrow Interview with Matt Farrow, Recipient of World's 1st Cord Blood Transplant
Brett Wilson September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Del Steckler, RN BSN MMA Celebrating the Anniversary of the 1st Cord Blood Transplant

2015 August

Kyle Cetrulo Interview with Kyle Cetrulo about the Perinatal Stem Cell Society
Royan Royan Cord Blood Stem Cells Save A Life
Karen Ballen, MD Haploidentical Transplantation

2015 July

Brian Freed, PhD ClinImmune & CariCord: A Public/Private Cord Blood Partnership
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD 2015 Reauthorization Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act
Jeff Drew, PhD TotiCyteTM - the next generation of cord blood processing technology

2015 June

Frances Verter, PhD Sibling Transplants for Thalassemia: Family Banks Fulfill a Public Health Need
Asim Qidwai, MD AMTF - Helping Blood Disorders

2015 May

Yvonne Holt, MD Umbilical Cord Blood Serum Eye Drops
Ivan N. Rich, PhD Present Cord Blood Testing Fails to Determine if the Stem Cells Used for Transplantation are of High Quality and Potency

2015 April

Husein K. Salem, BSc PhD NHS partners with Precious Cells Miracle to expand parent access to cord blood banking options
Alfonso Sánchez Córcoles, MBA Cord Blood Banking in Spain: Public, Private, and Cross-Over from Private to Public

2015 March

(no author) Listen, Parents in India:
Todd Van Horn, MBA Globe's 2 Largest Cord Blood Banks Partner
Rebecca Lim, PhD World's 1st Trial of Amnion Stem Cells for Premature Babies

2015 February

Arthur Isaev, MD MBA Cord Blood Bank Wins Record Damages From Magazine
Assaf A. Gilad, PhD Tracking Stem Cells After Infusion
Mahendra Rao, MD PhD Cord Blood as starting material for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

2015 January

Mahendra Rao, MD PhD Cord Blood and the FDA
CBA Board of Directors Cord Blood Association

2014 December

Frances Verter, PhD First US patient treated in South Korea for Cerebral Palsy
Contributed by PBKM (Famicord Group) First in West: MSC from Cord Tissue used to treat Graft-versus-Host Disease

2014 November

Somjate Manipalviratn, MD, et al. Thailand leads the world in conceiving savior siblings for cord blood transplants to cure Thalassemia
Andromachi Scaradavou, MD Why red blood cells should be removed before cord blood storage

2014 October

Frances Verter, PhD Be The Match® has a matching stem cell donor for most US patients
Jane Virro Victoria Angel Registry of Hope - Uniquely Helping Canadians

2014 September

Hal E. Broxmeyer, PhD How Long Can Cord Blood Be Stored?
Irene Martini, PhD Adriana's cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy
Curtis L. Cetrulo, Jr., MD Inducing Tolerance for Hand Transplants with Stem Cells

2014 August

Nancy Sapanara, MD JD What your placenta can and can't do
Americord Americord Launches the Gravity Stand™
StemCyte India Nevelash's story

2014 July

Frances Verter, PhD Latest Cord Blood Trial Targets Autism
David S. Allan MD Cord Blood Clinical Trials for Novel Indications through 2012

2014 June

Dr. Naynesh Kamani Cord Blood Transplants for Sickle Cell Disease
Brig.(Dr.) Paramjit Dhot Cord Blood Transplants for Thalassaemia in India
Dr. P. Srinivasan &
Dr. Saranya Narayan

2014 May

Ted Goldberg Lerner Donate or Save - Take an Informed Decision
Donarlo o Guardarlo - Toma una Decisión Informada
Irene Martini, PhD, et al. DHA Omega-3 Supplement in Mom's Diet Boosts Stem Cells in Baby's Cord Blood
Pedro Silva Couto Storage of MSC in family stem cell banks: What do they offer?

2014 April

James Baumgartner, MD &
L. Baumgartner, CCC-SLP
Cord Blood Stem Cell Infusion for Children with Acquired Hearing Loss
Nancy Macklin Hearing Loss Association of America
Roberto Waddington, MBA Why Hasn't Private Cord Blood Banking Grown Faster?

2014 March

Sean Daneshmand, MD Premature babies may benefit from their own stem cells
(no author) Charity Profile: Smart Cells & Borne
Morey Kraus Stem cells from premie cord blood

2014 February

Frances Verter, PhD,
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, etal.
Accessing the Value of Cord Blood Therapies
Frances Verter, PhD Potential Market of Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

2014 January

Curtis L. Cetrulo, MD The History of Co-Transplantation of UC-MSC and CB-HSC into Human Patients
Alexey Bersenev, MD PhD The use of umbilical cord stem cells in China is booming
Giampiero La Rocca, PhD, & Rita Anzalone, PhD The Immunomodulatory Properties of Wharton's Jelly MSCs: Myth, Reality and Hidden Potential

2013 December

Liz Rosenberg Cord Blood as a plot element in the novel, The Laws of Gravity
(no author) Charity Profile: Cords4LifeUK
Cara Paiuk Why Parents Need A Guide To Cord Blood

2013 November

Frances Verter, PhD Kit Temperature During Cord Blood Shipments
(no author) photo gallery of cord blood collection kits
Caroline E. Gargett, PhD Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Stem Cell Based Therapies

2013 October

Frances Verter, PhD, et al. Cost comparison: Saving Stem Cells versus Buying Them
Bernard Siegel, JD Genetics Policy Institute
Ivan Rich, PhD The Difference Between Stem Cell Viability and Potency: A Short Guide for Parents and Patients

2013 September

Bianca Sprague What is a doula anyway?!?
Sarah Shaffer Mason Shaffer Foundation
Deborah Liney, MBA CHTC Collector Training Improves Cord Blood Collections

2013 August

Nicole Kuzmin-Nichols, MBA The use of umbilical cord blood cells to treat neurodegenerative diseases offers hope for patients
Laurie Strongin Because Every Kid Deserves to Feel Special: A Profile of Hope for Henry Foundation
Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD Plastic Surgery with Adipose Stem Cells

2013 July

(no author) Joanne Pang Foundation
Cara Paiuk A Parent's Wild Ride To Cord Blood
Frances Verter, PhD Competing strategies to expand cord blood use for transplants

2013 June

Marriam Carol Mulumba My Life Through Sickle Cell
Eyitayo Fakunle, PhD Building Biobanks for Africa
Chilufya Pikiti ZACCAF call for proactive fight of Sickle Cell Disease

2013 May

Frances Verter, PhD World Cord Blood Inventory 2012
(no author) Brain Injury Association of America
Adrian Harel, PhD MBA Developing new treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury

2013 April

Frances Verter, PhD Cord Blood Banking in Canada
Lee Buckler Interview with Lee Buckler, founder of LinkedIn's Cell Therapy Industry Group
Bernard Thébaud, MD PhD Stem Cells for Lung Repair in Premature Infants

2013 March

Erik J. Woods, PhD, & W. Scott Goebel, MD PhD Case report of a stem cell transplant supported by expanded MSC
Mi Kwon, MD Haplo-Cord Transplants
(cord blood transplants supported by half-matched bone marrow)
Susan K. Stewart BMT InfoNet

2013 February

Sue Armitage Cord Blood Collection Kits
Stacey Lihn Sisters by Heart: Supporting Families and Children Living with Half a Heart
James T. Willerson, MD Stem Cells for Cardiac Patients

2013 January

Maria Craig MBBS PhD FRACP MMed Stem Cell Therapy to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
(no author) JDRF (charity Profile)
Stephen J. Szilvassy, PhD Measuring Stem Cells in Cord Blood: The Value of the CFU Assay

2012 December

Elan Simckes, MD Eggs, exactly when you want them
Frances verter, PhD Parent's Guide 2012 in Review
Rouzbeh R. Taghizadeh, PhD, & Kyle Cetrulo Banking Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Tissue For Future Regenerative Medicine Applications

2012 November

S. Bonnie Liebers, MS CGC A Genetic Counselor's Perspective on Cord Blood Banking
Art Flatau BMT-Talk: A forum for transplant patients
Ian Rogers, PhD The "Paracrine Effect" is the best thing about Stem Cells

2012 October

Suzanne Pontow, PhD Capturing California's Diversity Through Cord Blood Collections
Aby J. Mathew, PhD Keeping Your Baby's Precious Cells in "Suspended Animation"
Dra. Consuelo Mancias New Therapeutic Strategies for Cerebral Palsy

2012 September

Dennis Todd, PhD Why is cord blood banking so expensive?
Charis Ober Save The Cord Foundation
Doug Sipp Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Scams: They're pulling your cord

2012 August

Jordan Perlow, MD Obesity and Pregnancy: A Dangerous Duo
Amy Frohnmayer Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
Pamela Becker, MD PhD Gene Therapy for Fanconi Anemia

2012 July

Jay Feinberg Giving the Gift of Life
Gail Moskowitz, MD Maternal Health Questionnaire and Eligibility to Donate and Bank Cord Blood
Andromachi Scaradavou, MD Matching for the donor's NIMA may improve outcomes in cord blood transplants

2012 June

Sheila Overton, MD Reducing Teen Pregnancy: Tips for Parents
Nita Thompson June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day
Julie Allickson, PhD Amniotic Fluid Cells for Future Tissue Engineering

2012 May

Michael Dempsey, MD Diabetes and Pregnancy
Glen & Kristina Mitchell The Kacey Rose Foundation
Wise Young, PhD MD Cord Blood and Lithium Therapy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

2012 April

Lizette Dunay Let's Cure CP is what happens when parents refuse to accept the status quo.
Frances Verter, PhD Overview of Clinical Trials Treating Cerebral Palsy with Cord Blood
Christopher J. Centeno, MD Clinical Research on Stem Cells in Orthopedic Medicine

2012 March

Gina Dado, MD Preeclampsia, Premature Birth, and Cord Blood Banking
(no author) Icla da Silva Foundation
Vaijayantee Belle, MD Cell Therapy - Is it any better than Tribal Medicine?