World Cord Blood DayNovember 7, 2018 | Cord Blood Banking, Cord Blood Research, NECBB news, Stem Cells
New England Cord Blood Bank, Inc. is proud to announce their role as an Official Participant in World Cord Blood Day 2018
The purpose of our World Cord Blood Day event (free event – open to the public) is to educate expectant parents and health professionals about the current applications and research using cord blood stem cells. In France in 1988, Dr. Eliane Gluckman performed the world’s first cord blood transplant saving a young boy suffering from Fanconi Anemia. Since then, there have been more than 35,000 cord blood transplants worldwide.
Today, cord blood stem cells are used to treat over 80 life-threatening diseases including sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, lymphoma and leukemia. Cord blood also holds great promise in regenerative medicine to potentially treat autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, diabetes, stroke, spinal cord injury and much more. Yet, in most births, cord blood continues to be thrown away as medical waste.
As an Official Participant in World Cord Blood Day 2018, New England Cord Blood Bank, Inc. will be playing an important role in advancing cord blood education and awareness. We invite you to join us for an open house on World Cord Blood Day, where we will present live virtual conferences to NECBB staff and visitors. Visitors are also welcome to take a tour of our lab and storage facility. Open house hours are from 10-3.
Organized by Save the Cord Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, World Cord Blood Day 2018 is officially sponsored by Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics, recognized leader in medical shipping and logistics. Inspiring Partners for this event include the Cord Blood Association, Be the Match (NMDP), World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA-Netcord), AABB and FACT.
Visit www.WorldCordBloodDay.org to learn how you can participate on-line or in your local community. Join us on social media using the hashtags: #WCBD18 #WorldCordBloodDay
World Cord Blood Day is a free event, open to the public. For directions to our world headquarters in Marlborough MA, please click here, or call us at 774-843-2965. To RSVP, please go to our Facebook event page.
About the World Cord Blood Day host/organizer: 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 the Official Sponsor of World Cord Blood Day 2018: 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 .