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Mediware and Save the Cord Foundation sponsor exclusive event on groundbreaking cord blood treatments for chronic spinal cord injury at AABB 2016

LENEXA, KS, Oct. 13, 2016 — On October 24 at the 2016 AABB Annual Meeting, Dr. Wise Young will present “Cord Blood Therapies as Potential Treatments for People with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.” Dr. Young, the founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a distinguished professor, is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding neuroscientists whose innovative research upended the notion that spinal cord injuries were permanent. In recent years, Dr. Young has focused his efforts on using cord blood, opening a 25-center clinical trial network in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, where human clinical trials with umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells and lithium are underway. In the initial results from the phase II trial in Kunming, China, 75% of the participants (15 out of 20) recovered walking with a rolling walker. Phase IIB trials started in 2015, and phase III trials are getting underway this year.

Dr. Young’s session is part of the popular “Share the Science” series sponsored by Mediware Information Systems, Inc. and Save the Cord Foundation. Share the Science is typically broadcast as a series of webinars and is an innovative educational program that brings the latest research and breakthroughs to the industry through unbiased and noncommercial presentations.

This live event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. eastern time. Attendance is free, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, go to

Mediware will exhibit its software solutions for blood, cellular therapy, and document management in booth number 914 at the AABB Annual Meeting. To learn more about the software solutions or to see a personalized demonstration while at AABB, go to


About Mediware Information Systems

Since 1980, Mediware has provided interoperable software solutions to healthcare providers that improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; cellular therapy solutions for cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers and research facilities; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and rehabilitation therapy and respiratory care solutions. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our website at

About Save the Cord Foundation

Save the Cord Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established to create and provide education and awareness and to distribute unbiased, factual information concerning the lifesaving benefits of cord blood and the need to preserve this valuable medical resource. The organization prides itself on providing resources and guidance to parents on private and public cord blood preservation.

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