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Kelly Van Grunsven
Training & Development Specialist
The National Marrow Donor Program is pleased to offer the following learning opportunity: Cord Blood Licensure: Upcoming Changes to Forms, Processes and More

All cord blood units (CBU) used for transplant in United States patients will soon be subject to FDA licensure requirements. As of October 20th, 2011 all units under these regulations must be classified as licensed or unlicensed.

Unlicensed cord blood units will only be accessible when requested as part of an FDA-accepted Investigational New Drug protocol. The NMDP is sponsoring an FDA approved protocol, referred to as 10-CBA, which is being utilized by many U.S transplant centers as a way to access unlicensed cord blood units.

In this one hour Web-based educational session you will learn about how these licensure changes will impact the processes and procedures at your cord blood bank. Opportunity for Q & A will available at the end of this session.

This training is designed for international cord blood bank coordinators and other staff responsible for the management of cord blood unit operations – from collection through shipment.

To provide cord blood bank staff with an overview of operational changes due to the new CBU licensure requirements. This includes changes to forms and processes.

After completing this training, participants will be able to:
  • Identify how to differentiate licensed from unlicensed CBUs
  • Identify changes to cord blood unit forms in preparation for the October 20 implementation date
  • List specific NMDP cord blood resources for information and support
Merry Duffy, Senior Manager of Cord Blood Operations

Pre-register to attend one of the following dates:
Once your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from with instructions for joining the session.

Following training, an email will be sent to you with an online evaluation.

Questions regarding the training or access to the training may be directed to Sarah Nickolay Gray at

Questions regarding the cord blood unit licensure regulations may be directed to Amy Foley, Cord Blood IND Project Manager at