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J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank

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Bank Director: Voravit Ratanatharathorn, MD

The J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank was founded in 2001 with funding from The J.P. McCarthy Fund and the Carls Foundation.  J.P. McCarthy was Detroit’s beloved News/Talk 760 WJR morning radio show host for 30 years. He died of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in August 1995 at the age of 62, just six weeks after diagnosis. His wife, Judy, established the J.P. McCarthy Fund to search for a cure for MDS. The cord blood bank laboratory is hosted by the Karmanos Cancer Institute.


As of January 2016, donations are collected at these hospitals:

  1. Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield, MI
  2. Henry Ford Hospital, Wyandotte, MI
  3. Providence Park Hospital, Novi, MI
  4. Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI
  5. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI

Contact info

Address: 4100 John R. Mail code: HW04HO Detroit
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