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.

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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 

SkySong 3

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




Jeffrey Wilson

MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank

John Cover

Crown Peak Industries

Eseosa  Evbuomwan

Sickle Cell Survivor

Barbara Torrey

Gilbert Public Schools

Kristin Kleinhofer

Leukemia Survivor

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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: