We are proud to announce the 6th Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Bridging the Gap. Join us for this free virtual conference on April 22nd, 2021 (9am-1pm MST) presented by the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program. Register now (free, open to all).
It has been a little over a year since Covid-19 started spreading around the world, disrupting life as we know it. While lockdowns have brought life to a standsill in some regions, healthcare professionals have pushed forward with urgent, life-saving treatments for cancer patients in need of stem cell transplants. Cord blood has been an important part of this story, especially for those patients whose bone marrow donor may no longer be available. In these situations, cord blood has been bridging the gap.
In reality, cord blood has helped to bridge the gap between stem cell donors and patients for well over 30 years. Today, the medical community recognizes cord blood for its unique qualities: easier to match than bone marrow, available off-the-shelf in just days, collected easily, . . . the advantages are numerous.
Cord blood is also key to increasing diversity of stem cell donors on public registries, like the Arizona Public Cord Blood program. Thanks to the fact cord blood donation is free and easily done after the birth of a child, donation programs can be targetted in regions where there may be a larger population of ethnic minorities. By increasing diversity on public stem cell registries (such as the NMDP BeTheMatch registry), more transplant matches can be found for patients in need. Cord blood allows us to bridge the gap between a donor and a patient in need.
For students interested in possible STEM careers, this conference will provide a unique opportunity to learn directly from those in the cord blood industry and discover new opportunities that are emerging thanks to exciting research and current uses for cord blood stem cells.
For health professionals, you will have the opportunity to meet with leading scientists in this field and understand how your practice could immediately have impact or benefit from cord blood collections.
For hospital administrators and policy makers, this conference will be key to better understanding the current status of the cord blood industry and how we can work together to improve it.
This event is presented by
the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program
in collaboration with
the Arizona Department of Health Services (Arizona Biomedical Research Center),
Dignity Health, Tucson Medical Center, Valleywise Health and Save the Cord Foundation.
Save the Cord Foundation and WellSky are proud to welcome Dr. Heidi Elmoazzen, Director of Stem Cells at Cord Blood Services, as our featured speaker for our next edition of Share the Science on December 9th, 2020. Join us to hear Dr. Elmoazzen present her research regarding the impact and trends following Covid-19 on the stem cell community. Recording now available - Watch Now.
Share the Science is a free webinar series focused on the cord blood industry and the latest research in this field. As always, we invite both health professionals and the general public to join us for this unique online educational series. Learn more about this exciting educational series here.
Increase of cord blood usage. Trends for the future.
COVID-19 has had a significant global impact on the stem cell and cord blood community. With hospitals at maximum capacity and travel restrictions often in place, many cancer patients have discovered that their original bone marrow donor may no longer be available or that a Covid infection has made this donation impossible. Luckily, doctors have another source of stem cells -- cord blood.
As the Director of Stem Cells at Canadian Blood Services, Dr. Heidi Elmoazzen has witnessed this evolution first hand. We are pleased to welcome her this December to give us a live update on the situation. She will explain how the pandemic has impacted the stem cell supply chain, registries, and recruitment. Dr. Elmoazzen will also examine the advantages of cord blood-derived stem cells and examine why the demand for cord blood products has increased during the pandemic.
If your medical team is considering collecting cord blood or recommending it for stem cell transplants, this is a vital webinar to attend. The industry is changing rapidly while the pandemic brings new logistical challenges everyday. Learning from experts like Dr. Elmoazzen is critical. Make this webinar a must see for your team of doctors, nurses, midwives and hospital administration.
Attendees will learn:
Dr. Elmoazzen will discuss how the pandemic has halted or hindered collection of cord blood as a “non-essential service,” and the measures hospitals and cord blood banks must take to prepare for the future. Register now to learn more about preserving the stem cell supply in these unprecedented times.
SHARE THE SCIENCE
Heidi Elmoazzen, PhD
Director of Stem Cells at Cord Blood Services
"Impact of Covid-19 on the Stem Cell Community"
Free webinar. Open to the public.
Wednesday, December 9th - 12:30 pm Eastern Time/ 9:30 am Pacific Time
About the speaker
We wish to thank Dr. Heidi Elmoazzen for volunteering her time to speak on
Share the Science and sharing her valuable insight
on the impact of Covid-19 on stem cell transplants.
We also wish to also thank our generous sponsor and partner for this event,
WellSky Health, who continue to support cord blood
education through our “Share the Science” series.
World Cord Blood Day 2020 is NOVEMBER 17th.
This free event will provide an opportunity for parents, doctors, nurses and midwives to learn about the current and future uses of cord blood stem cells.
Learn more at www.WorldCordBloodDay.org
World Cord Blood Day is hosted/organized by Save the Cord Foundation.
The Official Sponsor of World Cord Blood Day 2020 is Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics.
About Save the Cord Foundation
Save the Cord Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit) was established to advance cord blood education. The Foundation provides non-commercial information to parents, health professionals and the public regarding methods for saving cord blood, as well as current applications using cord blood and the latest research. Learn more at www.SaveTheCordFoundation.org.
About Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics
Quick is the trusted logistics leader serving the Healthcare and Life Science community for over 36 years. Quick safely transports human organs and tissue for transplant or research, blood, blood products, cord blood, bone marrow, medical devices and personalized medicine, 24/7/365. Quick's specially trained experts work with hospitals, laboratories, blood banks and medical processing centers, and utilize the safest routes to ensure integrity, temperature control and chain of custody throughout the transportation process. Learn more at www.quickhealthcare.aero.
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