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Cord Blood


Our Staff


Phone: (201) 251-3964
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Roger Mrowiec, director of the stem cell laboratory for the Elie Katz Umbilical Cord Blood Program, is one of the original scientists who started the program at Community Blood Services. His previous positions include assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, and assistant professor, lecturer, and research assistant at the Institute of Hematology in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Mrowiec received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland, and was a visiting fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a member of the AABB, International Society for Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, New Jersey Society of Blood Bank Professional (NJSBPP), and former president of the Polish Society of Hematology and Transfusiology, Warsaw Division. Dr. Mrowiec has published numerous articles in scientific journals and presented more than two dozen abstracts at international meetings. In 1983, he established the first Polish national bank of frozen platelets. He has been working in blood banking since 1982.

Director of Operations and Business Development

Phone: (201) 389-0049
Email: [email protected]
Misty Marchioni is the director of operations and business development of the stem cell program at Community Blood Services, which is home to both the Elie Katz Umbilical Cord Blood Program (EKUCBP), a family bank, and New Jersey’s public umbilical cord blood bank, the New Jersey Cord Blood Bank (NJCBB). She is responsible for all non-technical functions of the Stem Cell Division, including collections, strategic planning, facilities, administration, and new business. Prior to joining Community Services, Marchioni worked in hematology, chemistry, and research laboratories. Misty Marchioni attended William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ for nursing, received her medical laboratory technology degree from Bergen County Community College in Paramus, NJ, and her bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa . She received certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and her laboratory internship was spent at Hackensack University Medical Center. She represents Community Blood Services in the Association of Family Cord Blood Banks and on America’s Blood Center’s Cell Therapy Steering Committee and is on the board of directors for the Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.

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