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GenCure Contributing to Growth of Research into Life-Changing Therapies
July 22, 2015
Umbilical cord blood has so many medical uses, scientists are starting to find them by accident.
 
In a recent case, researchers looking into a disease related to skin grafts identified a part of umbilical cord blood that can lower inflammation and immune disorders caused by those grafts.
 
At the same time, they found those same proteins, called soluble NKG2D ligands, could be used to treat similar conditions that affect the skin, including eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and perhaps even alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss.
 
The discovery, reported in the latest edition of the European Journal of Immunology, comes as the United States marks National Cord Blood Awareness Month in July.
 
July 8, 2015

Up to 80 diseases, from leukemia to some genetic disorders, can be treated with transplants of either umbilical cord blood or bone marrow.

Cord blood is especially vital, since the blood in the placenta and umbilical cord immediately after the birth of a child is rich in stem cells, which make the multiple therapies possible.

Raising awareness of the need for cord blood donations is the focus of Cord Blood Awareness Month, which is in July. Efforts to educate parents about the need to donate are ongoing with organizations like the Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.

June 22, 2015

Archie Klein has been donating blood so long, he can’t even remember when he started.

But he knew Monday’s donation at the STBTC Fredericksburg Community Blood Drive was special.

“I thought today was No. 200, but I didn’t know till Rita (Holmberg Woodman, STBTC drive coordinator) checked the records,” Klein said from his home in Fredericksburg. “I wish I could remember when I actually started giving. Sometime in the ‘70s, I guess.”

Those 200 whole blood donations equal 25 gallons, a rare feat considering donors are limited to approximately six donations a year. The reach is significant, however, since each donation can help up to three people.

Stone Oak Community Invited to Sign Up for Registry
May 19, 2015
Friends, family and the community at large will have a chance to save a life on Tuesday, May 26, at a marrow drive for San Antonio firefighter Mike Grosso.
 
The Stone Oak Business Association, Welcome Home Community Newspaper and Bob’s Big Burgers are sponsoring a marrow drive in honor of Grosso, a 14-year veteran of the SAFD who is suffering from leukemia, from 4-8 p.m. that day at Bob’s Big Burgers, 4553 N. Loop 1604 West.
 
Nonprofit celebrates 40 years in community and other milestones
April 29, 2015

BioBridge Global (BBG), a San Antonio, Texas-based nonprofit organization focused on regenerative medicine, blood resource management and biologic testing, is proud to announce the release of its 2014 Annual Report.

The report details a transformative year for BBG, including a name change, implementation of comprehensive strategic plans for each business unit and expansion of services for the health care industry, all with the aim of continuing its longtime mission of saving and enhancing lives around the world.

Some highlights from the report:

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