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FREE Infant CPR Training and Cord Blood Banking 101 for Expectant Parents

Thursday, February 14, 2008 General News J E 4
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About Family Cord Blood Services

Family Cord Blood Services, an umbilical cord blood processing and storagecompany, is a subsidiary of California Cryobank, Inc. (CCB), one of theleading and oldest reproductive tissue banks in the world. Family Cord BloodServices was founded as a division of CCB ten years ago, and today itssophisticated process of stem cell processing and storage serves familiesthroughout the United States and worldwide. The only cord blood bank foundedand operated by physicians, it is guided by medical ethics and scientificexpertise in all operations. The company is licensed by PharmaStem and holdsa biologics license by the State of California, a tissue bank license from theState of New York and is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks(AABB). Its state-of-the-art facility is also registered with the Food andDrug Administration (FDA). For more information about Family Cord BloodServices, call 1-888-828-CORD(2673) or visithttp://www.familycordbloodservices.com.LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Free infant CPR training and certification for expectant parents offered by Family Cord Blood Services, a California Cryobank Company. The training will also include a basic course on cord blood banking. WHEN/ WHERE: Saturday, March 1, 2008 11915 La Grange Avenue (near Bundy and Olympic) Los Angeles, CA 90025 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Breakfast will be served) Space is limited; RSVP by February 26 to: 1.888.828.CORD (2673) OR rsvp2@familycordbloodservices.com WHO: Expectant parents are invited to this free infant CPR training and certification, taught by a certified CPR instructor from Safety Net. Family Cord Blood Services personnel will also be on hand to provide a brief overview of the company's services, explain the basics of cord blood banking and lead a tour of the state-of-the-art facility. WHY: According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, CPR can be lifesaving and is best performed by those who have been trained in an accredited CPR course. The organization recommends that all parents and those who take care of children should learn infant and child CPR. Family Cord Blood Services offers its series of free infant CPR training and certification to expectant parents to help teach infant safety and prepare parents for emergencies. The company also educates parents about how to protect their children through umbilical cord blood banking. The company banks umbilical cord blood at birth, and the cells are cryogenically frozen for later use in medical treatments if ever needed.

SOURCE Family Cord Blood Services
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