Qualifying Cord Blood Products for Legitimate Applications

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 19EL-462 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Cellular Therapies
Intended Audience: Directors, Donor Recruitment Staff, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Resident/Fellow, Scientists, Technologists
Teaching Level: Basic to Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Betsy W. Jett, SVP for Quality & Regulatory Affairs, New York Blood Center, New York, NY
Speaker: Robert J. Tressler, PhD, MS, Vice President, Laboratories, San Diego Blood Bank, San Diego, CA; Monica Chen, PhD, Lab Director, StemCyte, Inc., Baldwin Park, CA

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify points to consider in determining appropriate customers for sale of cord blood products.
  • Discuss criteria to ensure appropriate handling of cord blood products.
  • Describe SOPs designed to determine if cord and CT products will be used for legitimate purposes.

Program Description

Questions arise as to the safety and traceability of cord blood products sold to third parties. This program will address how to qualify or approve research grade cord blood products for sale to companies. In addition, legal and regulatory questions arise in Private Banking when there are requests to release CT products for unproven clinical Autologous/Family Directed uses. This eCast will include discussion of SOPs designed to determine if cord and CT products will be used for legitimate purposes -- not for ‘unproven clinical work.’


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register19EL-462-4070
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register19EL-462-8070

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours for California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel, and General Participation credit. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and on-demand) was determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage. Please note this program is not eligible for continuing medical education (CME) credit for physicians.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.