CBA Launches 'Cord Blood Connect Conversations'

Management of older cord blood units is the first topic in new series of online discussions

How do you define an “older unit”?  What problems do they present? How might they be managed?

  • For public banks, the issue may be units not likely to ever be selected for transplant.
  • For family banks, the issue can be units that have been abandoned by their owner.

Public and family bank representatives consider these issues in the initial installment of Cord Blood Connect Conversations, a series of online, single-topic discussions hosted by CBA and available on-demand.

Click the viewer below for a three-minute “trailer” preview of the conversation.

The pilot series of on-demand conversations is produced by the CBA Member-to-Member Networking Task Force, created by the association’s Board of Directors to facilitate interaction among members outside of the virtual Cord Blood Connect international congress.

Inherent to the virtual congress is the missed opportunities for conversations with peers in the lecture hall aisles, coffee breaks, exhibit hall and around meal tables. The task force organizing this pilot series is chaired by Diane Fournier, PhD, director of Héma-Québec Public Cord Blood Bank in Montreal, Québec, Canada. 

Click below for the full recorded conversation about the management of older units.