On April 11, 2014 we proudly announced the Mason Shaffer Public Cord Blood Program at Temple University Hospital!
As always, Mason was there as our ambassador to thank all the wonderful staff at Temple University Hospital that helped to make this possible. TUH’s Women and Infant’s Division is partnering with The Mason Shaffer Foundation and Community Blood Services – a non-profit organization that operates a public-cord bank in New Jersey – to establish The Mason Shaffer Public Cord Blood Program at Temple, at no charge to donors or to TUH. You can see the Press Release here: MSPCBP Launch.
The Mason Shaffer Public Cord Blood Program has collected over 1800 cords and banked over 225 cords available for transplant through Be the Match. Our third cord has been released for transplant in March of this year! Our program is continuing to thrive at Lankenau Medical Center, where families donate for free.
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