News and Events

News and Events

HEMACORD®, the First FDA-Licensed Stem Cell Product, Wins Prix Galien USA ‘Best Biotechnology Product’ Award

The New York Blood Center’s Milstein National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) is pleased to announce that HEMACORD®, the first FDA-licensed hematopoietic stem cell product, has been awarded the prestigious “Best Biotechnology Product” Award by Prix Galien USA. The award recognizes “biomedical products that advance the human condition and which were approved by the U.S. Food…

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Howard Milstein Discusses New York City’s Future as a Technology Center in ‘Leaders’ Magazine

Howard Milstein was interviewed by Leaders, a magazine that presents the broad range of leadership thoughts and visions of the world’s most influential people, about New York City’s tech sector and his personal involvement in creating and nurturing high-tech companies. In the interview, Howard shares his thinking on developing online banking and wealth management companies,…

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Royal College of Music Awards Milstein Medal to Pianist Nikita Abrosimov

The Royal College of Music (RCM) awarded the Milstein Medal to Nikita Abrosimov, a young pianist from Russia with a burgeoning international career. Howard Milstein presented the Medal, after which Mr. Abrosimov played Chopin’s Barcarolle and preludes by Sergei Rachmaninov for an invited audience in the Director’s Rooms. An enthusiastic reception greeted Mr. Abrosimov’s performance.…

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Howard Milstein awarded Legion of Honor

The highest civilian honor of France, the Legion of Honor, was awarded to Howard Milstein by His Excellency François Delattre, the Ambassador of France, in a ceremony at the French Consulate in New York. The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon in 1802 and continued by subsequent governments of France “to reward extraordinary accomplishments…

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New York Police Commissioner William Bratton Speaks at Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forum of Citizens Crime Commission

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton spoke at the Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forum of the Citizens Crime Commission on February 7, 2014, and told the audience to expect a host of changes at the New York Police Department. Howard Milstein introduced Commissioner Bratton, and the meeting was hosted by Citizens Crime Commission President Howard…

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Howard Milstein Welcomes Haley Barbour and Evan Bayh to Milstein Symposium: Ideas for a New American Century at University of Virginia Miller Center

Howard Milstein welcomed Haley Barbour and Evan Bayh to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, where they presented the initial findings of the commission they co-chair that is studying how to create and sustain new manufacturing jobs in the United States. Gerald Baliles, CEO of the Miller Center, chaired the meeting, which was…

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FDNY and New York Blood Center Honor Bone Marrow Donors

Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of New York Blood Center’s Board of Trustees; Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano; and Christopher D. Hillyer, M.D., President and CEO of New York Blood Center (NYBC) joined today to add the names of 14 bone marrow donors to the Honor Roll of Life at the 10th annual induction ceremony at…

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Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forum Hosts U.S. District Court Chief Judge Loretta Preska

Judge Loretta Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, spoke at the Milstein Criminal Justice Policy Forum about the negative effects of recent cuts to the federal court system’s budget. Howard Milstein introduced Judge Preska to the Forum, which was held at the Citizens Crime Commission…

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NYBC Chairman Howard Milstein Hosts 50th Anniversary Gala and Symposium

At the New York Blood Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala, Rafaello Carone took the stage at the Waldorf =Astoria dressed to the nines in a neatly pressed suit and blood-red shirt and tie. His appearance was all the more poignant since — but for blood donated by volunteers through NYBC — 12-year-old Rafi wouldn’t be alive.…

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Howard Milstein and New York Blood Center Are Recognized by the Be The Match Foundation

Howard Milstein and New York Blood Center were honored by the Be The Match Foundation for their contributions to the National Marrow Donor Program, which connects cancer patients with a match for a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. New York Blood Center (NYBC) received the Be The Match Hero Award in recognition of its…

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