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Digging into the weeds of cord blood transplant: a roundtable panel discussion


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Recording date: September 20, 2023


During this virtual roundtable, physicians from four hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) centers will discuss how they utilize cord blood in their practices. An expert moderator will guide a discussion of use cases and barriers faced with cord blood transplants, digging into the weeds of the challenges and opportunities surrounding this graft source.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn how transplant centers navigate the risks, selection criteria, and benefits associated with cord blood as an alternative graft source

Target Audience

Transplant center physicians, medical directors, coordinators


  • Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD, Vice President, Transplant Medical Services, NMDPSM
  • Ericka Narr, Senior Manager, Customer Ready Products, NMDP


  • Caridad Martinez, MD, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Leland Metheny, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Filippo Milano, MD, PhD, Director, Cord Blood Transplant Program and Associate Professor, University of Washington
  • Ioannis Politikos, MD, Director, Cord Blood Transplantation Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering