NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Americord, the fastest growing cord blood bank in the country, and a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue banking, is kicking off a social media campaign for National Cord Blood Awareness Month.
Running throughout the month of July, the campaign’s goal is to spark a conversation about the potentially lifesaving benefits of banking newborn umbilical cord blood and tissue. The company will share important information about stem cells, birth planning, and cord blood banking on its blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages. With over 80 different diseases currently being treated with cord blood stem cells and 354 clinical trials in process for treatments of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, the need for cord blood awareness and action is rapidly growing.
Americord is recruiting Cord Blood Ambassadors to spread the word using the hashtag #BankOnBaby. “Anyone can be a cord blood ambassador,” says Marketing Manager of Content and Interactive Media Alysha Bullock. “The campaign invites people to take the first step by sharing posts from Americord’s social pages.” Ambassadors will earn points for each time they share a post across the various social media channels, and the two individuals earning the most points will each win a $500.00 Amazon Gift Card. For more information on how to become a cord blood ambassador, click here.
About Americord Registry (“Americord”)
Americord Registry is a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue banking. Americord collects, processes, and stores newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood for future medical or therapeutic use, including the treatment of more than 80 blood diseases such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia. Founded in 2008, Americord is registered with the FDA and operates in all 50 states. The company’s laboratories are CLIA Certified, accredited by the AABB and comply with all federal and state guidelines and applicable licenses. Americord is headquartered in New York, NY. For more information, visit www.americordblood.com.