Pontifical Academy for Life

Regular Meetings

General Assembly 2011


The XVII. General Assembly of Members (24-26 February 2011) dealt with questions regarding "The Umbilical Cord Blood Banking" and "Post Abortion Trauma".

Six specialists presented communications in which they defined the nature of stem cells, discussed the differences between private and public cord blood banks and described the European juridical framework. They also spoke about means of prevention and treatment of the post-abortion trauma.