Cord Blood Registry, a Leader in the Industry


Since its founding, Cord Blood Registry has led the cord banking industry in technical innovations and provided families with peace of mind and hope.

About Cord Blood Registry

CBR is dedicated to advancing the clinical application of newborn stem cells by partnering with leading research institutions to establish FDA-regulated clinical trials, exclusive to CBR families, for conditions that have no cure today. This is only made possible by CBR's relentless pursuit of product quality. That's why more families choose CBR. We have stored over 500,000 cord blood and cord tissue stem cell units and are the #1 recommended cord blood company by OB/GYNs and expecting parents.

CBR has also helped more clients use their cord blood stem cells in treatments than any other family bank. Our research and development efforts are focused on helping leading clinical researchers advance regenerative medicine that may help families in the future.


We aren’t just banking your child’s stem cells; we’re helping you be prepared for the unexpected. Knowing that having more stem cells for treatment can improve medical outcomes inspires us to constantly look for ways to improve. For example, despite easy availability of commercial blood bags, CBR created the CellAdvantage® collection system with heparin, which helps recover 99% of cells.1-3,8

Advancing Medicine

Within our laboratory and in the research field, CBR is helping advance newborn stem cell medicine. Working with leading developers, we have designed and implemented new technology and processes for cord blood banking. Our cutting-edge laboratory in Tucson, Arizona, was designed and built exclusively for newborn stem cell processing and storage. Through partnerships with academic institutions, CBR supports research that could lead to new stem cell medicine in the future. We have cultivated relationships that allow us to offer our clients exclusive access to some of the latest clinical trials.

History of Quality

CBR has the longest history of accreditation with the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks). Our quality standards have been recognized through ISO 9001:2008 certification — the global standard for quality. We are also certified by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), a federal program to ensure quality laboratory testing.

The CBR Way

The qualities that make CBR the first choice of families like yours come from the inside, with a company culture dedicated to innovation and giving to the community. Employees are actively encouraged to develop ideas that may improve how we serve customers and are rewarded for their efforts. CBR employees also participate in events and programs that make the world a better place, including volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and raising funds for cancer research and stem cell transplant procedures.

CBR is headquartered in San Bruno, California.

Cord Blood Registry is a registered trademark of Cbr Systems, Inc.