CBA Foundation Supports Autism Treatment Study

$200,000 grant will evaluate treatment outcomes and standardize remote monitoring

The Cord Blood Association Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant for further study of the therapeutic benefits of autologous or sibling cord blood infusions for young children with autism.

The two-year, multi-center research project will assess the outcomes of infusions of autologous or sibling cord blood for treating young patients with autism spectrum disorder, and will standardize methods for remote monitoring of those treatment outcomes.

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Cord Blood Connect: Entire Congress Is Available Online

Access the presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, e-posters, virtual exhibits

Despite the handicap of not being able to assemble for an in-person meeting, the cord blood community worldwide came together for a virtual congress on Sept. 10 and 17.

Live-streaming of the 2020 Cord Blood Connect international congress is now history, but all parts of the congress – recordings of the scientific and technical sessions, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, e-posters and virtual exhibits – are available for on-demand viewing.

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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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