The name Cord Blood Connect denotes the collaboration of 15 organizations in the cord blood community to create and support the scientific and educational congress:



American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)

Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)

Cord Blood Association (CBA)


European School of Haematology (ESH)

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)

International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT)

Perinatal Stem Cell Society (PSCS)

National Marrow Donor Program / Be The Match (NMDP)

Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF)

Save the Cord Foundation

World Marrow Donor Association/ NetCord (WMDA)


The name Cord Blood Connect also references the multi-national dimension of the cord blood banking field, the linkages between investigators and banking service providers, and the mutual interests of public and family banks.