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Cryo-Cell Renews Upromise Industry-Exclusive Agreement
Date:11/13/2008

Families Can Invest Simultaneously in Future Healthcare and Education

OLDSMAR, Fla., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cryo-Cell International Inc., one of the world's largest and most established private cord blood banks and industry leader in stem cell innovation, recently renewed their agreement as an exclusive retailer with Upromise(R) the largest private source of college funding contributions in America. Since 2004, Cryo-Cell has been the only cord blood bank in the United States to offer enrollment in the Upromise program and has contributed nearly $250,000 to Upromise member accounts. Under the renewed agreement, parents who use their Upromise-registered credit card to pay for their cord blood banking enrollment and/or storage fees will be awarded with 2 percent college savings.

"Cryo-Cell is very proud to be the first and only retailer in the cord blood banking industry to offer Upromise," said Michelle Kay, Director of Marketing. "During challenging economic times, it is particularly meaningful that Cryo-Cell families have the significant opportunity to invest simultaneously in their family's future healthcare and educational needs."

Cord blood stem cells have already been used to treat more than 75 diseases, including numerous types of malignancies, anemia, inherited metabolic disorders and deficiencies of the immune system. To date, Cryo-Cell has contributed nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the Upromise accounts of their clients. Cryo-Cell plans to co-market its services to the large and fast-growing installed base of over 9 million Upromise members by providing timely information and updates on the potential of regenerative stem cell therapies to treat a vast number of debilitating diseases and disorders.

"Cryo-Cell is committed to helping Americans achieve their educational goals," said Kelly Christiano, Executive Vice President of Partner Management for Upromise. "When parents are considering cord blood bankin
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