Save the Cord Foundation Releases WCBD Post-Conference Questions and Answers
February 16, 2021
Save the Cord Foundation released a series of answers from experts
to questions asked by attendees of the World Cord Blood Day (WCBD) 2020 Virtual Conference, held in November 2020. Audience questions concerned cord blood donation, the potential use of cord blood to treat bleeding disorders and other illnesses, and infectious diseases testing of cord blood. The wide panel of experts included Marcie Finney, MSc, MBA, executive director of Cleveland Cord Blood Center, who spoke on behalf of AABB about the Association’s accreditation program for cord blood facilities. The panel also included Vanessa Yenson, PhD, and David Hall, MD, cord blood transplant recipients themselves, who provided additional information about their experiences.