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Cord Blood America, Inc. Announces 2009 First Quarter Results
Date:5/21/2009

whose samples were stored during the year.

"During the first quarter, we took significant initiatives to position the Company for growth," said Matthew Schissler, Founder and CEO. "We shifted our business focus to capitalize on the opportunities in the processing of umbilical cord blood, deemphasizing the advertising business, as reflected by our improved gross margin. We believe that the new administration will further support growth in the stem cell industry, and in our business of collecting and storing umbilical cord blood lifting the current ban on Federal funding for research on embryonic stem cell lines. The funding should accelerate the use of stem cells in treating diabetes, heart disease, and other major diseases, driving consumers to make the investments in storage and collection."

"We also strengthened our balance sheet, reducing indebtedness, extending maturities and regaining compliance with all of our key lenders," continued Schissler. "We believe with our improved financial condition that Cord Blood America is now well-positioned to consolidate the industry as well as to acquire or build its own state-of-the-art laboratory for the storage of multiple stem cell products including umbilical cord blood stem cells, which should further improve gross margin and profitability. We believe that the Company is well positioned to play a key role as stem cell therapies become a viable treatment modality."

Conference Call:

The Company will hold a conference call at 11 a.m. eastern time today to discuss the results and outlook for the balance of the year. Interested parties may access the call by dialing 877-627-6555 (domestically) or 719-325-4931 (internationally) and referencing passcode 3112433. There will also be a replay of the call available for five days at the conclusion of the call. Parties desiring to listen to the replay may dial 888-203-1112 (domestically
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