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CTCLAG Will Have a New Chair in 2024

Indreshpal Kaur has been appointed as CTCLAG's new Chair effective 2024.

We are thrilled to announce a significant development within the CTCLAG (Cord Blood Technical and Clinical Labeling Advisory Group) – the appointment of our new Chairperson for 2024, Indreshpal Kaur. The decision was recently approved by the ICCBBA Board, and Indreshpal will commence her three-year term as Chair in January 2024.

Indreshpal Kaur's involvement in CTCLAG began as a representative for the ASTCT (American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy). Her expertise and dedication to this field make her a perfect fit for leading the group's efforts.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Indreshpal as she steps into her new role, and we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for her willingness to serve as the next CTCLAG Chair. Her leadership will undoubtedly steer the group to new heights in the coming years.

As we welcome Indreshpal, we also take a moment to acknowledge and express our appreciation for Zbigniew "Ziggy" Macdonald Szczepiorkowski, who has done an outstanding job leading the CTCLAG as the current Chair. Ziggy has dedicated many years to this role, and his contributions have been invaluable. We will continue to benefit from his wisdom and expertise until the end of this year.

We look forward to what the future holds under Indreshpal's leadership and anticipate continued progress and innovation within the CTCLAG. The group's activities and initiatives will undoubtedly flourish as we work together to advance the field of cord blood technical and clinical labeling.

If you are interested in joining the CTCLAG (Cord Blood Technical and Clinical Labeling Advisory Group), please email your interest to

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About ICCBBA ICCBBA is the international standards organization responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard.

The acronym ISBT was originally derived from the important role played by the International Society of Blood Transfusion in the development of the standard. Today it expands as Information Standard for Blood and Transplantation. The number 128 reflects the 128 characters of the ISO/IEC 646 7-bit character set.

The acronym ICCBBA is derived from the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation.


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