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WMDA and NetCord Co-Sponsor Cord Blood Education Day

Held in conjunction with this WMDA meeting, NetCord and the WMDA cooperated to put on a Cord Blood Education Day on 5 November.  Program slides are noted below:

Cord Blood Blood Presentation Slides

Strategies to Enhance Engraftment after UCBT

Clinical Outcomes - Living Donor vs. Cord Blood

 

NetCord Webinar: Methods to Assess Cord Blood Potency

The first in a series of NetCord Webinars will be offered on 11 November 2015.   Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Professor of Pediatrics, Program Director, at Duke University Medical Center Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, will describe different methods for assessing cord blood potency and their advantages and disadvantages.  Registration information can be found by visiting the FACT website here.

Future NetCord webinars include:

Methods to Assess Cord Blood Potency – 11 November 2015

Criteria for Banking a Cord Blood Unit – 8 December 2015

Importing and Exporting Cord Blood Units – 27 January 2016

Quality Risk Management from the Cord Blood Banking Perspective – 8 March 2016

Public Cord Blood Banking: A Global Cooperative Approach – 23 March 2016

NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards Public Comment Period Reminder
 
Comments on the draft 6th Edition of the NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Banking, and Release for Administration for inspection and public comment were accepted through 30 November 2015.  Thank you for your participation.

Description and Instructions for Review of Cord Blood Standards

Draft NetCord-FACT Standards

Draft NetCord-FACT Accreditation Manual

Comment Submission Form

NetCord-FACT Reference Available

The fifth edition of the NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Banking, and Release for Administration and its accompanying Accreditation Manual are published and available on the FACT website.  These documents can be downloaded for free or purchased in printed form via the FACT store.  In addition to the Standards and Accreditation Manual, the Summary of Changes, a fourth to fifth edition crosswalk, and a printable Compliance Application (for example only) are available online.

The fifth edition became effective on September 29, 2013.  All accredited cord blood banks must be in compliance with the Standards by that date.  The Summary of Changes document is intended to assist with the transition.  While this outline does not address every change, it does highlight the major revisions to the Standards and provides explanations.

WMDA Rapid Alert
 
Celebrating the 1-Millionth Transplant
 
Parent's Guide to Umbilical Cord Blood Banking - English version
Parent's Guide to Umbilical Cord Blood Banking - French version