Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 12, 2013
Jose Cirino aligns himself with 30+ leading physicians in Miami, Florida to provide a series of educational seminars on the medical benefits of umbilical cord blood stem cell banking. Cirino has leveraged more than a decade of experience in the biotech industry and is a founding member of GeneCell International, Miami’s preferred cord blood bank. As Director of Operations, he has expanded the company as well as the educational awareness in the field of adult stem cells worldwide. As the minority birth population continues to increase in Miami Florida, the gateway to international countries, Cirino feels it is essential the community is aware of the full potential of this benefit.
Umbilical cord blood preservation is a process by which blood is collected from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby and is stored cryogenically in a specially-designated bank. According to the National Marrow Donor Program, cord blood contains cells that can be transfused to a patient to treat various diseases, including lymphoma and leukemia. Currently, there are approximately 80 treatable diseases and the list of illnesses continues to grow. Cord blood is rich in stem cells and because certain immune cells found in the cord blood are not mature, there is less risk for the recipient’s immune system to reject these cells. Cord blood can be used to treat the child from whom the blood was collected as well as some first-degree relatives who are a close genetic match, such as immediate family members. Additionally, patients can get the treatment in about three weeks - as opposed to six to eight for bone marrow from an adult donor.
“A person’s blood stem cell type is inherited, which means a patient is more likely to find a matched donor from within their own ethnic group, more than half of cord blood donations and privately banked cord blood in the United States are from Caucasians while minorities re
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