Every year, Quick comes together with non-profit Save the Cord Foundation for World Cord Blood Day (WCBD). As the official sponsor of WCBD, the goal is to provide the global community access to critical information about the many ways in which cord blood is used for developing treatments and saving lives.
This year, a panel of industry experts will discuss how cord blood has come to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasingly, stem cell transplant doctors are using cord blood units collected well before the pandemic and now available for immediate use.
Cord blood stem cells are currently being used to treat and cure more than 80 life-threatening illnesses. This includes many cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma as well as immune deficiencies and genetic disorders. Studies and research have shown there are potential benefits using cord blood stem cells for treatments to include stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, liver disease and more.
In addition to a live streaming event on Tuesday, November 17th – WCBD 2020 – there will also be a series of on-demand sessions available. This includes “New Challenges & Solutions for Healthcare Logistics,” hosted by Quick’s logistics specialist, Monroe Burgess.
Quick is the most experienced global transportation company providing logistics solutions specifically for valuable cord blood. "We’re proud to be a sponsor of World Cord Blood Day for the fourth year in a row. This year is sure to be very informative and exciting, providing the latest information from some of the industry’s top doctors and researchers. We’re humbled to play a role in the research and development of cord blood derivative therapies by providing logistics supply chain solutions to cord blood, biotech and pharmaceutical companies worldwide.” ~David Murphy, Executive VP of Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics.
To learn more about the conference and Quick’s role in supporting WCBD and the cord blood industry, view our video interview with Charis Ober, Executive Director, Save the Cord Foundation, and Quick’s Monroe Burgess.
With over 79,000 employees at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in Sea Logistics, Air Logistics, Road Logistics and Contract Logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.
About Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics
For 40 years, Quick, a Kuehne + Nagel Company, has been serving the global life science and healthcare community, providing 24/7 customized logistics and transportation solutions for time-and temperature-sensitive, mission-critical and life-saving needs. As the trusted logistics leader, Quick safely and quickly transports personalized medicine, human organs and tissue for transplant or research, blood, blood products, cord blood, bone marrow, and medical devices, operating from our CGT Centers of Excellence locations in Chicago and London.
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