THE NEW STEM CELL HARVESTING CENTER


THE NEW STEM CELL HARVESTING CENTER

[singlepic id=646 w=320 h=240 float=left]After two years of planning, negotiating with the Armenian government, raising funds, and extensive remodeling, the ABMDR’s Stem Cell Harvesting Center is now a reality! The Center shares space with the ABMDR’s tissue typing laboratory, occupying a site at the Hematology Center in Yerevan. State-of-the art equipment has been purchased to meet the highest standards of the industry. With all systems in place and harvesting procedures performed over a period of time, we fully expect to receive accreditation for the Center by the European Federation of Immunogenetics following their evaluation.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Harvesting Center!

In the earliest stages of planning, AMBDR board member Carolann Najarian saw the importance of the Harvesting Center and made a lead gift, followed by support from an anonymous donor, and Glendale Sunrise Rotary. These gifts, combined with dollars raised at the 5th Anniversary fundraising events, started us on our ambitious project, allowing us to purchase a cell separating apheresis machine. Since then support has come pouring in from the Lincy Foundation, Vivacell, various Armenian organizations, and hundreds of donors responding to the telethon, including the room sponsors listed below. All told, over $850,000 has been raised – the full amount necessary to remodel and equip our new facility. Thank you all!!

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