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The information on this Website is general in scope and is not intended for promotional or advertising purposes. It is intended as a means of communication between the New York Blood Center's National Cord Blood Program, the communities it serves and the general public. The information provided throughout this Website is intended for educational purposes. It is not intended to provide or take the place of personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. NCBP strongly suggests that this resource should not be your only source of information and education on these topics. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any question you may have about a medical condition or treatment.

As stated in detail on the New York Blood Center's National Cord Blood Program Homepage, the NCBP both produces U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-Licensed HEMACORD® Cord Blood Units, and operates under an Investigational New Drug (IND) exemption issued by the FDA. "Transplant patients" accepted into IND clinical protocols are considered "human research subjects" and are entitled to protections under pertinent FDA and U.S. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) rules.

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The New York Blood Center's National Cord Blood Program welcomes your visit to our Website. If you use this Website to submit questions, you will be asked to provide personal identification information such as your name and e-mail address (telephone number optional) to permit us to respond directly. Physicians and Transplant Center Coordinators will be asked to identify themselves when they register for log-in privileges. Formal Search Requests require personal identifying information about the patient. The New York Blood Center, its employees and agents will treat this information confidentially. We will not provide this information to any third party without the individual's authorization, except as may be required by law.

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Dr. Pablo Rubinstein with Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Director of the Duke Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, at a reunion with children who received cord blood units from the NYBC's National Cord Blood Program.