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Advancement of Stem Cell Research

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.