The International Cord Blood Society (ICBS) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the advancement of stem cell research
with an emphasis on umbilical cord blood stem cells. In 1995,
Curtis L. Cetrulo, M.D. and Anthony J. Sbarra, PhD, both
Professors of Obstretrics and Gynecology at the Tufts School
of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts recognized the amazing
potential inherent in umbilical cord blood stem cells and
founded the International Cord Blood Society.
Since it's inception, the ICBS has served the medical and
research communities by creating a forum for information
sharing and continuing education for professionals. In addition,
the ICBS is dedicated to educating the general population
about the health advances and benefits of cryopreserving
umbilical cord blood stem cells.
The ICBS website has been launched as a platform
for discussion, presentation of new and existing research,
and general dissemination
of cord blood and placental stem cell research. Additionally,
we would like to help you to learn more about donating your
cord blood to a public bank or to learn reasons why you would
save it for your family with a private bank.
We would like to thank you for your interest in our mission
and urge you to learn more on how you can join the society
and help us in our commitment to further umbilical cord blood
stem cell research.