Quality products, market expansion, public education among key topics
The CBA Board of Directors has approved 32 policy statements on a wide spectrum of interests including quality and safety, research and development, legislation and regulation, market expansion and public education. The statements put association positions on the record and provide a framework for future policy development.
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, director of the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank, Durham, N.C., has been re-elected president of the Cord Blood Association.
Others elected include Kenneth Giacin of StemCyte, Inc., vice president; Gesine Kögler, PhD, of Jose Carreras Cord Blood Bank, secretary; and Geoffrey Crouse, formerly of Cord Blood Registry, treasurer.
The CBA is an international, non-profit organization that promotes both public and family cord blood banking, with the objectives of saving lives, improving health and changing medicine.
Our priorities are advocacy, quality products and services, market expansion, research and development, and public and professional education. If you share these interests, you are cordially invited to join with us.
Expectant parents are faced with important decisions, even before their baby is born. One of the most important is a life-altering decision about whether to bank their baby’s umbilical cord blood, or donate it to help others. If the precious stem cells in cord blood are not banked, they are discarded as medical waste.
There’s no one choice that’s right for all parents. But health care professionals and parents have developed guidelines to help with the decision.