CLEVELAND, Ohio – October 8, 2020 – Marcie Finney, Executive Director of The Cleveland Cord Blood Center, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Cord Blood Association (CBA).  She is among three new directors nominated from a field of 14 candidates recommended by members of the association.

As a member of the board of one of the industry’s foremost organizations, Finney looks forward to offering the CBA perspectives on the evolving role of cord blood banks in areas ranging from cord blood collection, processing and transplantation to research and development, and umbilical cord blood cell therapy initiatives. She has helped lead the industry conversation on topics such as driving cord blood usage through research and development, to cord blood banking in the era of COVID-19.

Finney, who resides in Westlake, Ohio, received a Master of Science in Chemistry and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Slippery Rock University. She joined the Cleveland Cord Blood Center more than a decade ago and was named to the Executive Director position in 2016.

About the Cleveland Cord Blood Center (CCBC)

The Cleveland Cord Blood Center (CCBC), is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), independent public cord blood bank serving as a leader in the collection, processing, storage and distribution of quality cord blood stem cell units for transplantation in patients with life-threatening disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and immune system disorders. The Center is one of only eight FDA-approved Cord Blood Centers in the U.S. Launched in 2008, The Cleveland Cord Blood Center was founded in 2008 by Mary J. Laughlin, M.D., who performed one of the world’s first successful umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants on an adult leukemia patient in 1995. With headquarters in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, umbilical cord collection sites are located in Cleveland, Ohio, Atlanta, Georgia, and San Francisco, California. For more information, visit or call 1-866-922-3668.

About the Cord Blood Association

The Cord Blood Association is an international, non-profit organization that promotes both public and family cord blood banking, with the objective to accelerate the use of cord blood and perinatal tissues to benefit patients and advance medicine. The association’s priorities are advocacy, quality products and services, market expansion, research and development, and public and professional education. Members of CBA include both public and family banks and individuals in and served by the cord blood community including cord blood bank personnel, research investigators, laboratory technicians, patients, donors, regulatory officials, vendors and health care providers such as transplant physicians, obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses and midwives. STEM CELLS Translational Medicine is the association’s official scientific journal. More information about the CBA can be found on its website at

Marcie Finney

Marcie Finney, Executive Director of Cleveland Cord Blood Center;
Member, Board of Directors, Cord Blood Association