Register Now for Cord Blood Connect

Thirteen organizations are collaborating on CBA-hosted conference

Registration is open 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.

Here are your links for the congress that will be held Sept. 14-16 in Miami Beach:

    Preliminary Agenda including sessions, topics and presenters
    Congress Blog to receive congress updates as they become available
    Late-Breaking Abstracts submission deadline July 9

CBA members can register for $510, saving $200 compared to the non-member rate.

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Study Compares Standards and Accreditations

Analysis can assist cord blood banks in seeking AABB and FACT accreditations

A comparison of cord blood banking standards and voluntary accreditations has been completed by the CBA Quality Standards Committee.

The committee’s report is the result of an extensive review and analysis of banking standards, as well as questions posed to AABB and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). The report compares:

  • ways in which the standards are identical, similar and different
  • each agency’s standards development process
  • methods by which compliance is determined and inspections conducted

The study was requested by the CBA Board of Directors to assist banks that are seeking either or both accreditations.

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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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