Major Grants Make Congress Possible

What portion of the expense budget for this year’s Cord Blood Connect international congress is covered by registration fees?

Would you believe 2%?


Here’s how that’s possible:

  • On the one hand, the total income from registration fees will be minimal because all individual members of the association can register at no cost, if they do so by Aug. 31.
  • On the other hand, a number of companies and organizations in the cord blood community are providing generous grants to support the congress.

Support for the congress is being provided by . . .

• Cord Blood Registry

• StemCyte

• Cryo-Cell International
• Gamida Cell
• Mesoblast
• National Marrow Donor Program
• ViaCord from PerkinElmer

Additional support is provided by . . .
• BioLife Solutions
• Mononuclear Therapeutics
• Vita 34 AG

The income budget for the congress is 80% industry grants, 18% exhibit fees, and 2% registration fees. Without corporate support, the registration fee would have to be at least $550 USD.

If you know people in the companies and organizations that are making the congress possible, don’t hesitate to pass along your thanks.