Americord Announces the Appointment of Dr. Aasawari Bapat as Medical Director

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Americord–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, has appointed Dr. Aasawari Bapat as Medical

Dr. Bapat is an expert in the field of stem cell banking, transplants,
and transfusions and an International Ambassador for the American
Association of Blood Banking (AABB). She has over 15 years of experience
in quality management, regulatory affairs, and lab accreditations for
cord blood and adult stem cell banks, hospitals, and medical labs.

Throughout her career, Dr. Bapat has been instrumental in the successful
start-up, accreditation, and management of cord blood banks in US,
Australia, Middle East, South East Asia and India. She is trained in all
the leading cord blood banking industry standards, including AABB, ISO,

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Bapat join the Americord team as our
Medical Director,” commented Martin Smithmeyer, CEO of Americord. “As we
continue to grow, her expertise will be invaluable in ensuring we
operate to the highest quality standards and deliver the best possible
outcomes for our clients.”

Prior to joining Americord, Dr. Bapat served as Director of Quality and
Regulatory Affairs for InfoHealth Global in Dubai, UAE, an international
leader in organizational accreditation, global regulatory compliance,
and quality management services for cellular based treatment programs
and storage facilities. She holds an MD in Clinical Pathology and

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 laboratory is CLIA Certified, accredited by the
AABB and complies with all federal and state guidelines and applicable
licenses. Americord is headquartered in New York, NY. For more
information, visit


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