'Cord Blood Connect' Registration Now Open

Fifteen organizations collaborating this year on CBA-hosted congress

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.

Convening Sept. 13-15 in Miami Beach, the congress will again have concurrent 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 for $510, saving $200 compared to the non-member rate.

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CBA Foundation Announces Research Scholar Award

Competitive, mentored $25,000-per-year grant encourages young investigators

The CBA Foundation, a subsidiary of the Cord Blood Association, has announced a $25,000-per-year competitive, mentored grant to encourage young investigators pursuing laboratory and clinical studies leading to potential cord blood and cord tissue-derived therapies.

Priority will be given to projects likely to advance the use of cord blood or perinatal tissues in hematopoietic stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine. The deadline for applications is July 1.

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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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