01 Nov CryoSave SA is proud to announce their role as an Official Participant in World Cord Blood Day 2018
On November 15th, in celebration of World Cord Blood Day 2018, CryoSave SA will join experts from around the globe to educate parents, healthcare professionals and the public about the current uses of cord blood stem cells as well as ground-breaking research in this area of medicine.
The purpose of World Cord Blood Day (free event – open to the public) is to educate expectant parents and health professionals about the current applications and research using cord blood stem cells. In France in 1988, Dr. Eliane Gluckman performed the world’s first cord blood transplant saving a young boy suffering from Fanconi Anemia. Since then, there have been more than 35,000 cord blood transplants worldwide.
Today, cord blood stem cells are used to treat over 80 life-threatening diseases including sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, lymphoma and leukemia. Cord blood also holds great promise in regenerative medicine to potentially treat autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, diabetes, stroke, spinal cord injury and much more. Yet, in most births, cord blood continues to be thrown away as medical waste.
As an Official Participant in World Cord Blood Day 2018, CryoSave SA will be playing an important role in advancing cord blood education and awareness.
A Special Edition HubTalk will be distributed nationally to the public and health professionals and a dedicated trained team will be available to provide additional education.
Free Virtual Conference: 15 November
Join us live for an online virtual conference focused entirely on the world of cord blood. Leading researchers will be presenting highlights of their work, educating the public on the latest advances and treatments using cord blood. In addition to lectures designed for health professionals, we will be holding special sessions dedicated to those who are just learning about cord blood. Expectant parents, health professionals and the general public are invited to attend.
Learn more about CryoSave www.cryosave.co.za
Organized by Save the Cord Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, World Cord Blood Day 2018 is officially sponsored by Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics, recognized leader in medical shipping and logistics. Inspiring Partners for this event include the Cord Blood Association, Be the Match (NMDP), World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA-Netcord), AABB and FACT.
Visit www.WorldCordBloodDay.org to learn how you can participate on-line or in your local community. Join us on social media using the hashtags: #WCBD18 #WorldCordBloodDay
World Cord Blood Day is a free event, open to the public.
CryoSave was established in 2000 and is represented in over 30 countries on three continents and is the largest cord blood bank in Europe with 3 laboratories in Geneva, South Africa and UAE. It is ranked the world’s 5th most influential cord blood bank by BioInformant.
CryoSave is a founding member of the International Tissue Engineering Research Association, an international forum of scientists and researchers specialised in stem cells and tissue repair.
About the World Cord Blood Day host/organizer: Save the Cord Foundation
Save the Cord Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit) was established to advance cord blood education. The Foundation provides non-commercial information to parents, health professionals and the public regarding methods for saving cord blood, as well as current applications using cord blood and the latest research. Learn more at www.SaveTheCordFoundation.org .
About the Official Sponsor of World Cord Blood Day 2018: Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics
Quick is the trusted logistics leader serving the Healthcare and Life Science commuwww.quickhealthcare.aero .nity for over 36 years. Quick safely transports human organs and tissue for transplant or research, blood, blood products, cord blood, bone marrow, medical devices and personalized medicine, 24/7/365. Quick’s specially trained experts work with hospitals, laboratories, blood banks and medical processing centers, and utilize the safest routes to ensure integrity, temperature control and chain of custody throughout the transportation process. Learn more at