The Cord Blood Association has five priorities, none more important than advocacy. The association is representing the interests of the cord blood community in:

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  • Legislation
  • Regulation
  • Media relations
  • Health professional education
  • Parent education

For most of its history, since the first cord blood transplant in the late 1980s and the founding of the first cord blood bank in the early 1990s, there has been no industry-wide organization or voice for the cord blood community. Advocacy has been left to individual banks, registries, physician organizations and patient groups – each with its own perspective and sometimes distracting interests.

That’s worked to a degree. But the need for an organization precisely focused on cord blood was recognized overwhelmingly by industry representatives gathered for a global conference in 2014. The CBA, its structure, governance and programs, was created to fulfill that need.

The CBA is the new force for the cord blood community in government affairs and health professional and public education.


Recent News

CBA Foundation Directors Review Recent Projects

National Cord Blood Inventory Re-Authorized through FY2025

E.U. Begins Blood, Tissue and Cell Regulations Update

COVID-19: Cord Blood Inventories Safe and Readily Available

Model Criteria Adopted for Banking Laws and Regulations

Top Ten Essentials for Cord Blood Banking

Comparison of Cord Blood Banking Standards and Voluntary Accreditations

CBA Seeks Harmony for Rules and Regulations

Statement on Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping

Guidelines for Zika Virus Screening

CBA Board Approves 32 Policy Statements

Vigilance Encouraged for Ebola Virus Safety

U.S. Congress Approves Stem Cell Act Reauthorization 

Cord Blood Association Retains Sidley Austin