In this educational session we will delve into the unifying theme of Cord Blood Banking, an important provider of hematopoietic stem cells in Latin American countries. We will discuss the clinical, regulatory, and technical laboratory challenges they face. Emphasis will be placed on the application of the acquired knowledge by existing and emerging organizations in Spanish speaking regions of the world. This session will be imparted by experts in the field of immunogenetics, quality control, and cellular therapy, and it will be conducted entirely in the Spanish language.
Presenters will discuss the current operation status of cord blood Banks in the United States and in Latin America, the clinical utilization of this product, and the knowledge gained from recent and ongoing clinical trials. Critical regulatory elements and strategies to obtain accreditation as an international organization will be reviewed. The session will conclude with a description of different laboratory methods to identify HLA antibodies, the design of HLA antibody testing algorithms, and the elaboration of an individualized result report.
The content of this educational session was proposed by the AABB Cellular Therapy Spanish Language Subsection (SLS), based on suggestions submitted by its members and by the Spanish-speaking audience during the 2019 Annual Meeting. It will be conducted entirely in the Spanish language.
Update on the current status of public cord blood banking in the United States and Latin America (Discutir la situación actual de los Bancos de Sangre de Cordón Umbilical en Los Estados Unidos y en América Latina).
Discuss the current clinical utilization of cord blood derived hematopoietic stem cells, as well as recent and ongoing clinical trials. (Discutir la utilización clínica actual de células hematopoyéticas de Sangre de Cordón Umbilical, así como los estudios clínicos recientes y en proceso).
Describe the requirements for cord blood banks undergoing AABB and NetCord-FACT accreditation. (Describir los requerimientos para la acreditación de bancos de cordon umbilical con la AABB y NetCord-FACT.)
Compare different methodologies used for HLA antibody testing and their clinical application. (Comparar diferentes métodos utilizados para realizar las pruebas de anticuerpos HLA y su aplicación clínica.)
Design HLA testing algorithms and construct interpretative reports tailored to individual hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation programs. (Diseñar algoritmos para las pruebas HLA y elaborar reportes de interpretación individualizados para diferentes programas de transplante de células progenitoras hematopoyéticas.)