When I was watching this lecture I was feeling so happy. Happy, because it was a story about the first cord blood transplantation in human and history of how whole field was established. Happy, because it was very personal, emotional and touching. Because the story was told by pioneer, the person who did the first cord blood transplant – Hal Broxmeyer. He is very enthusiastic and fascinating.
This lecture was given in 2007 on 49th Annual ASH meeting as esteemed E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize.
Even this lecture was recorded 3 years ago, I got to know so many things and most importantly – the history. I made a screenshot of this moment of the lecture because there are 3 heroes on the picture: Hangoc Giao, Hal Broxmeyer and Scott Cooper. In 1988 they took 2 liquid nitrogen tanks with cord blood samples and only through special connections with “PanAmerican” airlines moved them to Paris where Eliane Gluckman did the first transplant of cord blood. Very brave people!
I’d highly recommend you to watch this lecture.