New Director and Officer Chosen

Elaine Hsieh appointed to Board, and David Blackett elected treasurer

Elaine Hsieh of Sino Cell Technologies in Taipei, Taiwan, has been appointed to the CBA Board of Directors.  David Blackett of PerkinElmer ViaCord in Waltham, Mass., USA, has been elected treasurer.

The appointment and election were at the CBA Board of Directors meeting in January.


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Advocacy, Education and International Expansion

Year of Accomplishments Reviewed in CBA President’s Annual Report

At the recent Board of Directors meeting, President Joanne Kurtzberg provided an update on the association’s past year of accomplishments.

Among highlights were an expanded global presence, steps toward a publishing agreement for scientific research, new U.S. legislation benefiting cord blood therapies around the world, participation in medical meetings targeting health professionals in related cell therapy fields, and progress on many other objectives.

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Benefits of Membership

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.

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Information for Expectant Parents

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.

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