Last week I had the esteemed privilege of attending the inaugural Dan Berger Foundation Luncheon. The topic of discussion was minorities and cord blood banking. Cord blood awareness has improved a lot over the course of the past two years. However while raising this awareness the industry has seemed to hit a road block. This road block is the education of minorities. Leaving them very under represented in the amount of cord blood units available to them.

This is a growing issue, at the luncheon some of the most influential people in the world of health care and cord blood banking met under one roof to help solve this problem.

With the dedication and hard work of foundations such as the Dan Berger foundation this issue is on the verge of changing forever.

Did You Know:

  • African Americans have a 58% chance at finding a match in a public cord blood bank.
  • Caucasians have an 85% chance at finding a match in a public cord blood bank.

I can only use one word to describe my feelings about the above; WOW! To me this is un acceptable and needs to change desperately.

You CAN help! Please help spread the word about the importance of cord blood banking.

To learn more about how you can help please visit the Dan Berger web site: http://www.danbergercordblood.com/

Please watch my interview from the Dan Berger luncheon: