We are proud to announce the 7th Annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Bridging the Gap. Join us for this free IN-PERSON conference on April 7th, 2022 (9am-4:30pm) presented by the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program.
Discover the power of cord blood stem cells at the 7th annual Arizona Cord Blood Conference! And celebrate 10 wonderful years of the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program!! Learn how cord blood donations to this program and others like it are used around the globe to treat 80+ life-threatening diseases including many blood cancers, leukemia, lymphoma, thalassemia, sickle cell disease and more. Cord blood is a vital medical resource, especially for those patients whose bone marrow donor may no longer be available due to Covid restrictions.
In addition, cord blood is proving critical in research in the emerging fields of regenerative medicine, gene therapy and cellular therapy.
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.
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