'Model Criteria' Adopted for Banking Laws and Regulations

CBA Board seeks international harmonization for rules that govern cord blood banking

The CBA Board of Directors has adopted recommended minimum requirements for laws and regulations that govern cord blood banking and cord blood banks. 

The problem: The laws and regulations for cord blood banking vary greatly from country to country, making quality assurance inconsistent and the movement of units across international borders difficult.

A Solution: Develop model criteria that can be advocated for harmonization of rules and regulations around the world.

A committee with representatives of 15 countries developed the draft Model Criteria for Cord Blood Banking that was published for CBA-member and public comment and has now been approved as association policy.

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Busting Cord Blood Myths with Facts

CBA members submitted the myths; an association task force provides the facts

Have you, from time to time, heard a comment about cord blood banking that simply isn’t true?

The CBA Website Task Force recently asked that question of association members, and invited them to submit erroneous information and misunderstandings that they’ve heard when talking with expectant parents or others in the lay public.

The task force then took the most troubling, misinformed myths and developed an answer for each.


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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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