The National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI) is included in the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, Public Law 109-129 (Stem Cell Act 2005), as amended by P.L. 111-264 (2010) and reauthorized in P.L. 114-104 (2015). The NCBI portion of the Stem Cell Acts provides some funding for the collection and storage of at least 150,000 new cord blood units. These cord blood units will be made available through the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (CWBYCTP) to treat patients who need an umbilical cord blood or bone marrow transplant.
There are 13 cord blood banks that have an NCBI contract to help add at least 150,000 new cord blood units. These contracted banks will:
View the organizations holding this contract.
Learn how the CWBYCTP helps more patients have a successful bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. The CWBYCTP is authorized by the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, Public Law 109-129, as amended by P.L. 111-264 and reauthorized in P.L. 114-104.
A bone marrow or cord blood transplant replaces a patient's diseased cells with healthy blood-forming cells. These cells can come from the marrow of a donor or the umbilical cord blood that is collected after a baby is born.
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