Innovative Cancer Treatments, Research in Regenerative Medicine and Gene Therapy to Be Presented at World Cord Blood Day 2021

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Register now for the World Cord Blood Day 2021 virtual conference to be held November 15, 2021 (register for free through Eventbrite – open to the public).

The 2021 World Cord Blood Day virtual conference ( offers health professionals, parents-to-be, students and the general public the opportunity to learn more about lifesaving cord blood stem cell sessions through a mix of livestream and on-demand sessions.

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For the opening session, Dr. Filippo Milano (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) welcome attendees via livestream and explain how cord blood has been used in more than 40,000 stem cell transplants worldwide since 1988 to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases, including leukemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia and lymphoma. The on-demand sessions will showcase cutting-edge cord blood research in the emerging fields of gene therapy (CRISPR/Cas9) for the treatment of sickle cell disease and regenerative medicine to potentially treat autism, cerebral palsy, stroke and more. Keynote presentations will be given by Dr. Eliane Gluckman (performed the world’s first umbilical cord blood transplant – Saint Louis Hospital Paris), Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg (Duke Department of Pediatrics, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development), Dr. John Wagner (University of Minnesota), Dr. Mark Walters (UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland), Dr. Robert Wynn (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital) and Monroe Burgess (QuickSTAT Global Life Science Logistics). Attendees will also hear from Sosa Evbuomwan, the world’s first pediatric patient to have an umbilical cord blood transplant for sickle cell disease, and Aimee Robinson, who beat cancer thanks to an umbilical cord blood transplant.

View the full agenda here:

“We are excited to have such great speakers join us for World Cord Blood Day 2021 to educate parents, OBGYNs, midwives, nurses and students about the long-term benefits of using cord blood stem cells, as well as the exciting potential of cord blood in gene therapy and regenerative medicine,” said Charis Ober, executive director of Save the Cord Foundation.

Organized by Save the Cord Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, World Cord Blood Day 2021 is officially sponsored by QuickSTAT Global Life Science Logistics, recognized leader in medical shipping and healthcare logistics. Inspirational partners include Be the Match (NMDP), World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA-Netcord), AABB Center for Cellular Therapies, Cord Blood Association, and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

Visit to find out how to participate. Show your support on social media: @CordBloodDay, #WorldCordBloodDay, #WCBD21

About the Save the Cord Foundation

Save the Cord Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit) was established to advance cord blood education by providing non-commercial information to health professionals and the public about methods of cord blood preservation, current applications and the latest research.

About QuickSTAT Global Life Science Logistics

Every day, QuickSTAT, a part of Kuehne+Nagel, safely and reliably transports thousands of critical shipments around the world. For more than forty years, QuickSTAT has been tasked with transporting human organs and tissue for transplantation or research, blood, blood products, cord blood, bone marrow, medical devices and personalized medicine, 24/7/365. QuickSTAT’s specially trained experts work with hospitals, labs, blood banks and medical processing centers, using the safest routes to ensure integrity, temperature control, and chain of custody throughout the transportation process. Learn more at

Media contact:
Charis Ober
[email protected]
(520) 419-0269

SOURCE Save the Cord Foundation

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