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Stem Cell Industry Expert Praises, Encourages Continued Progress on Legislation to Promote Benefits of Cord Blood
Date:7/6/2009

lies with a genetic history of treatable diseases.

"This year's encouraging volume of activity is testament to the growing acknowledgement of the benefits of stem cells, including non-controversial sources such as umbilical cord blood," says Cryo-Cell CEO Mercedes Walton. "As we reach the midpoint in the year it's a great time to reflect on the important progress that has been made, and to ensure that we maintain the positive momentum toward change that will benefit America's families today and for decades to come."

"We are encouraged and grateful on behalf of the families who may soon be able to more readily learn of the potential life-saving benefits of banking their baby's cord blood, and have the opportunity to realize tax benefits as they would other medical costs," said Walton. "Every day, all of us at Cryo-Cell are motivated by the stories of families who have been touched by the miracle of stem cells, and by the rapid progress being made by the scientific community," adds Walton.

Currently, stem cells from cord blood treat more than 75 such conditions, including sickle cell disease, several types of acute and chronic leukemias, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Hodgkin's disease. Emerging science shows great promise for potential treatments including spinal cord injury, heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and many more.

A pioneer in the non-controversial stem cell arena, Cryo-Cell has served over 175,000 clients worldwide and led the cord blood banking industry with the successful establishment of a state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice/Good Tissue Practice (cGMP/cGTP) laboratory processing facility well ahead of emerging regulation and competition.

About Cryo-Cell International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CCEL.OB)

Based in Oldsmar, Florida, with over 175,000 clients worldwide, Cryo-Cell is one of the
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