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CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank Announces the Addition of Dr. John Wagner, a Pioneer in the Use of Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells, to Its Scientific Advisory Board
Date:1/30/2008

of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Program at Duke University and the Medical Director of the CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank at Duke. She performed the first transplantation using an unrelated donor's stem cells and has since performed over 800 umbilical cord blood transplants.

Dr. Wagner also joins Dr. Hal Broxmeyer, a founder of the field of cord blood stem cell transplantation and widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in the world in cord blood stem cell science. Also on the CORD:USE team is Dr. Alan Levine, who serves as the company's Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Levine enjoyed a highly successful 25-year career with the National Institutes of Health ("NIH") where he was most recently the Director of the Blood Disease Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH. In this capacity, Dr. Levine was responsible for initiating the bone marrow and umbilical cord blood research programs at the NIH.

Dr. Levine works closely with CORD:USE team member Dr. Esmail Zanjani, a world-renowned expert in blood stem cell biology who has led the development of the field of in utero stem cell transplantation and gene therapy as a means for curing genetic diseases prior to birth.

About CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank, Inc.

CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is creating a large, ethnically diverse, high quality inventory of available cord blood stem cell units for the many patients in need of a potentially life-saving transplant. Cord blood stem cells have been used successfully in the treatment of over 70 blood cancers and diseases. CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank has entered into agreements with hospitals across the country to provide mothers the option to donate their babies' cord blood. CORD:USE distributes cord blood units to transplanters, throughout the country and the world, as a critical component in their patients' treatment. CORD:USE lists all of its units on the National Marrow Donor Program's Registry. F
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