The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program is a publicly funded program working to save lives through cord blood collection for transplant and support the discovery of new treatments and cures. Program partners organize and host an annual scientific conference to educate Arizonans about umbilical cord blood collection, current uses, and cutting-edge science.
Join us for an all day experience and earn CNE credits! The day is started with breakfast, followed by guest speakers. We'll break up the day with some interactive small group connections and enjoy lunch on the SkySong grounds, wherever you please. The agenda includes donors sharing their transplant experiences.
April 7, 2022
1365 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg
Duke University School of Medicine
Dr. Filippo Milano
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. John Wagner
University of Minnesota
Dr. Mark Walters
University of California, San Francisco
MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank
Crown Peak Industries
Sickle Cell Survivor
Gilbert Public Schools
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Charis Ober (Save the Cord Foundation) interviews nurse and team leader from the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program, Kristen Wilt, about this unique public donation program run by the state of Arizona and funded by the state lottery. She goes in-depth regarding the consent process used with young mothers and explains how these stem cell donations are used to save lives (via the BeTheMatch registry) or used for important research (all units for research have the mother's consent). Learn more at: https://www.savethecordfoundation.org
The Arizona Department of Health Services has partnered with the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank (UCCBB), a major component of ClinImmune Labs, to process, bank, and distribute cord blood from the Arizona collection program.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has also partnered with Save the Cord Foundation as an education partner.