Back Ready to Treat Over 80 Life-Threatening Diseases, Discover the Potential of Cord Blood during World Cord Blood Day 2021
Now in its 5th year, World Cord Blood Day 2021 (November 15th - free events online and across the globe) will provide an opportunity for OBGYNs, midwives, transplant doctors, nurses, parents and STEM students to learn about the use of cord blood in life-saving stem cell transplants to fight leukemia, thalassemia, sickle cell disease and more. Leading transplant doctors will also present exciting research using cord blood in regenerative medicine and gene therapy. Register free.
TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/
On November 15th, 2021, healthcare professionals and the general public are invited to participate in World Cord Blood Day 2021 via a free online conference and live educational events being held around the globe. Registration is now open (free, public welcome).
Cord blood is the blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta following the birth of a child. It is rich in life-saving stem cells. While cord blood has been used for over 30 years, Covid-19 has renewed interest in this medical resource given its unique regenerative qualities and the fact that most cord blood currently stored was collected prior to the pandemic. These units are naturally Covid-free, an advantage over many other stem cell sources. Yet, cord blood is still thrown away as medical waste in the majority of births worldwide. Education is key to changing this practice and World Cord Blood Day 2021 will provide the perfect opportunity for OBGYNs, midwives, transplant doctors, nurses, parents and students to learn about this vital medical resource.
During World Cord Blood Day 2021, participants will learn how cord blood is used to treat over 80 life-threatening diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma, bone marrow failure, immune deficiency diseases and inherited blood disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Leading transplant doctors and researchers will also highlight cord blood's role in the emerging fields of gene therapy and regenerative medicine to potentially treat cerebral palsy, autism, stroke and more.
Organized by Save the Cord Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, World Cord Blood Day 2021 is officially sponsored by QuickSTAT Global Life Science Logistics, recognized leader in medical shipping and healthcare logistics. Inspiring Partners include Be the Match (NMDP), World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA-Netcord), AABB Center for Cellular Therapies, Cord Blood Association, and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).