Attend the 14th International Cord Blood Symposium

Members get registration discount for June 9-11 event in San Francisco

Registration is now open for the annual symposium that brings together top experts in cord blood banking, cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. This year’s Symposium, held collaboratively by AABB and CBA, offers plenary and concurrent sessions, workshops, posters and ample opportunity to network and explore practical issues in a collegial yet interactive setting.

Register online. CBA individual members qualify for a $100 discount. If you aren’t yet a member, apply here. Annual dues are $99.

The program will include best practices for umbilical cord blood collection, new data in cord blood expansion, the latest applications of perinatal cells and cord-derived tissue in regenerative medicine, current methodologies for the isolation and cryopreservation of mesenchymal stromal cells, and methods and outcomes for potency assays and cord blood unit selection. Both the experienced CEO and the new technologist will leave the Symposium with actionable new clinical results, technical improvements and formulas for success such as expanded service lines, new processing methods and creative ways to expand the market.

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Benefits of Membership

The CBA is an international, non-profit organization that promotes both public and family cord blood banking, with the objectives of saving lives, improving health and changing medicine.

Our priorities are advocacy, quality products and services, market expansion, research and development, and public and professional education. If you share these interests, you are cordially invited to join with us.

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Information for Expectant Parents

Expectant parents are faced with important decisions, even before their baby is born. One of the most important is a life-altering decision about whether to bank their baby’s umbilical cord blood, or donate it to help others. If the precious stem cells in cord blood are not banked, they are discarded as medical waste.

There’s no one choice that’s right for all parents. But health care professionals and parents have developed guidelines to help with the decision.

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