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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
9:00am PT/12:00pm ET
CME CREDIT HOURS: 1.0
Making Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donation Better for Canadians
David Allan, MD, FRCPC (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario)
Dr. David Allan is a hematologist with the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Ottawa Hospital, and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He is one of the Medical Directors in Stem Cells at Canadian Blood Services which includes an adult stem cell registry, a public umbilical cord blood bank, and manufacturing services for cell processing and storage. His research interests focus on translating cell-based regenerative therapies into clinical practice and working with the Blood and Marrow Transplant community to improve access to better donor options to support patients in need of hematopoietic cell transplantation.
The webinar will address the current needs of Canadian patients who are candidates for hematopoietic cell transplantation and discuss optimal donor choices. We will explore potential barriers to finding optimal donors and highlight the impact of changes to improve donor options for Canadian patients.
- List donor factors that impact transplant outcomes
- State the potential impact of improved HLA-match likelihoods for different ethnicities
- List potential new roles for stem cell registrants and banked cord blood units