'Cord Blood Connect' Registration Now Open

Twelve organizations are collaborating on CBA-hosted conference

Early bird registration is open through April15 for Cord Blood Connect, the international congress that embraces all components of the cord blood community – public and private banking, clinical and laboratory investigations, manufacturing, administration, training and education.

Convening Sept. 14-16 in Miami Beach, the congress will have multiple tracks for clinical and translational science and investigations, as well as education and training for cord blood bank administrative, technical and support personnel. CBA individual members can register early for $410, saving $200 compared to the non-member rate.

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CBA Launches Subsidiary Nonprofit Foundation

Receives first grant for cerebral palsy and autism expanded-access study

The Cord Blood Association has announced the creation of a nonprofit foundation for scientific, educational and philanthropic projects. Its initial project will be a multi-center study that provides expanded access to autologous and related cord blood infusion for children with cerebral palsy and autism.

The foundation also has received its first contribution, a grant from Viacord that will be used for studying therapies for cerebral palsy and autism.

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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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