ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Eliane Gluckman, recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of cord blood stem cell transplantation, has joined the team at CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank. "We are honored to have such an accomplished physician as Dr. Gluckman join our team of highly esteemed physicians and scientists at CORD:USE," says Edward Guindi M.D., President and CEO of CORD:USE.
Dr. Gluckman is internationally recognized as the pioneering physician who performed the world's first successful cord blood transplant (sibling donor) in 1988. In fact, leaders from the international cord blood community will be meeting in Mandelieu, France, for a cord blood conference this week, on October 16-19, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of that first cord blood transplantation by Dr. Gluckman. CORD:USE team members, Dr. Broxmeyer and Dr. Kurtzberg, also played significant roles in this historic transplant. The conference will also focus on the Biology and Clinical Applications of Cord Blood Cells.
Dr. Gluckman is Professor of Hematology at the University of Paris VII. She is the head of the International Registry on Cord Blood Transplantation, Eurocord, at the Hospital Saint Louis APHP and President of the European School of Hematology. Dr. Gluckman is a founding member and former President of the European Group of Bone Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). During her 30 years as a transplanter, Dr. Gluckman has performed over 1,900 bone marrow and cord blood transplants.
"I am very honored to join the team at CORD:USE. I am particularly glad to participate with long time friends at CORD:USE who have initiated and developed the technology and the clinical use of cord blood transplants," says Dr. Gluckman. "The experience and expertise of the team at CORD:USE will certainly increase the development of cord blood banking, its clinical use and new research on stem cells for regenerative medicine."
Dr. Gluckman joins other highly-respected
|SOURCE CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank, Inc.|
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