The CBMTG Patient and Family webinar series is an educational tool open to all stem cell transplant patients and caregivers.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET
Improving Blood Stem Cell Donor Options 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.
1. Describe how to best match patients' needs with stem cell products
2. Be able to list optimal donor factors
3. State that recruiting donors with broad ethnic representation will improve HLA-matching for patients
4. Describe how we ensure donation is safe for donors and for patients