'Cord Blood Connect' Will Be Sept. 10 and 17

Travel unnecessary to attend, learn and connect at this year's virtual congress

The Cord Blood Connect international congress this year will be on two non-consecutive days, Sept. 10 and 17.

The scheduling of the congress takes advantage of the online format. Participants won’t have to be tied to a laptop, tablet or smart phone for consecutive days.

Neither will participants be limited by long-distance travel time and costs, so more people can attend the congress, perhaps for the first time.

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Cord Blood Inventories Safe and Readily Available

Answers provided about cord blood and perinatal tissue banking during the pandemic

The Cord Blood Association has prepared answers to frequently asked questions about cord blood and perinatal tissue banking during the coronavirus pandemic.  The questions generally center on the safety of current inventories, collections during the pandemic, and cord blood as an alternative when a matched living donor is unavailable for a transplant patient.

There’s also the intriguing question about whether cord blood, cord tissue or placenta tissue might be used in the manufacture of cell therapies to fight the COVID-19 virus.

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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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