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) and the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-264 (Stem Cell Act 2010). The NCBI portion of the Stem Cell Acts of 2005 and 2010 provides some funding for the collection and storage of at least 150,000 cord blood units. These cord blood units will be available through the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (Program) to treat patients who need an umbilical cord blood or bone marrow transplant.
Cord blood banks receiving an NCBI contract to help add at least 150,000 cord blood units will:
Learn more about the NCBI Program Contractors.
View the organizations holding these contracts.
Learn how the National Cord Blood Inventory, along with the Program, helps more patients have a successful cord blood or bone marrow transplant.