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Cord Blood: Best Practices in Counseling, Collection, and Banking

Cord Blood: Best Practices in Counseling, Collection, and Banking
This activity addresses issues obstetrical clinicians face when discussing cord blood with patients, and misconceptions regarding cord blood banking.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    This activity will identify and address some of the issues that obstetrical clinicians face when discussing cord blood banking with patients, common misperceptions that patients have regarding cord blood banking, and reasons it should be discussed routinely in obstetrical practice. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


    Karen E. Taylor, MD, FACOG
    Newport Gynecology
    Newport Beach, CA

    Dr. Taylor receives consulting fees from Cord Blood Registry. 

    Glen H. Silas, MD
    Capital Women's Care
    Associate Clinical Professor, Medical College of Virginia
    and The George Washington University Medical Center
    Inova Fairfax Hospital
    Fairfax, VA

    Dr. Silas receives consulting fees from Natera.


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Braun has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW has nothing to disclose.


  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    1. Address common myths and queries
    2. Define the processes and procedures surrounding the collection of cord blood
    3. Counsel patients and families on cord blood donation to both public and private banks 
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    Supported by an independent educational grant from CBR, from AMAG Pharmaceuticals. 

  • System Requirements

    Our site requires a computer, tablet or mobile device and a connection to the Internet. For best results, a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (DSL/cable). We also recommend using the latest version of your favorite browser to ensure compliance with W3C standards, such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Users accustomed to IE8, IE9 IE10 are advised to update their browsers for the best experience.

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