Ende maintains such transfusions are safer than whole blood transfusions matched for blood type (which injured military personnel already receive). In preparing his article, Ende arranged the logistics of cord blood treatments between German cord blood banks and the U.S. Military hospital that receives combat casualties most likely to benefit from this treatment. The windows of greatest therapeutic benefit cord blood may offer for Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, wound healing and burns matches the precise timing of patient arrival to American Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Media interest and public support are all that's needed to make it happen.
Dr. Ende and his colleague, a former U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, can be interviewed regarding this potential via the contact information below. Likewise, Dr. Ende will gladly furnish a copy of the full report in "The Journal of Military Medicine."
Prof. Dr. Norman Ende, M.D.
New Jersey School of Medicine
973 972 6289 lab
973 335 7220 home
973 335 3078 home fax
Paul K. Carlton, Jr., M.D., FACS
Lt. General, USAF (Ret.), Surgeon General
Director, Homeland Security
A&M System Health Science Center
301 Tarrow Street
College Station, TX 77840
Fax (979) 458-7202
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