Cord Blood Connect: Entire Congress Available Online

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

Despite the handicap of not having an in-person meeting, the worldwide cord blood community again came together for a virtual congress on Sept. 23 and 30.

Live streaming of the 2021 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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Two New Directors for Cord Blood Association

President Joanne Kurtzberg and other officers re-elected for coming year

The Cord Blood Association has two new directors: Dr. Karen Ballen of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Dr. Filippo Milano of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The new directors were elected at the annual meeting of the CBA Board of Directors.

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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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