Organizations Supporting Human Embyronic Stem Cell Research

The following is a list of organizations that have expressed public support for human embryonic stem cell research. Research with embryonic stem cells necessitates the destruction of human embryos. Information on the organizations’ support for embryonic stem cell research comes from three sources: official policy statements, membership in coalitions that lobby for the research and signatures on letters to Congress expressing public support for the research. Some organizations listed also contribute funding for human embryonic stem cell research. The list is alphabetized:

Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists
Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease Research Foundation
Alliance for Aging Research
Alpha-1 Foundation
ALS Association
Alzheimer’s Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Optometry
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy
American Association for Dental Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
American Association of Anatomists
American Association of Immunologists
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Tissue Banks
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
American Brain Tumor Association
American Burn Association
American Cancer Society
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American College of Cardiology
American College of Clinical Pharmacology
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Physicians
American Council on Science and Health
American Dental Education Association
American Diabetes Association
American Federation for Aging Research
American Federation for Medical Research
American Foundation for AIDS Research
American Gastroenterological Association
American Liver Foundation
American Lung Association
American Medical Association
American Neurological Association
American Parkinson’s Disease Association
American Pediatric Society
American Pediatric Surgical Association
American Psychiatric Assocation
American Physiological Society
Americans for Medical Progress
America’s Blood Centers
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Clinical Investigation
American Society for Investigative Pathology
American Society for Microbiology
American Society for Nutrition
American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
American Society for Virology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Human Genetics
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
American Thoracic Society
American Thyroid Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Appalachian State University
Arthritis Foundation
Association for Prevention Teaching and ResearchAssociation of Professors of Dermatology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Association of Academic Health Centers
Association of American Cancer Institutes
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of American Universities
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology
Association of Clinical Research Organizations
Association of Independent Research Institutes
Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry
Association of Medical School Microbiology and Immunology Chairs
Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics
Association of Professors of Medicine
Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Association of Specialty Professors
Association of University Radiologists
Axion Research Foundation
Bay Area Bioscience Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
BioBridge Global
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
B’nai B’rith International
Boston Children’s Hospital
Bright Focus Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
California Institute of Technology
Cancer Leadership Council
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Cell Society
Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy
Children’s Neurobiological Solutions Foundation
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Cleveland Clinic
The Civil Society Institute
Coalition for American Trauma Care
Coalition for the Life Sciences
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Colon Cancer Alliance
Columbia University
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
Cornell University
Coriell Institute for Medical Research
Council of the Radiation Research Society
Council of Scientific Society Presidents
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
The Daniel Heumann Fund
Dartmouth Medical School
The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Duke University Medical Center
East Carolina University
Easter Seals
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Emory University
Endocrine Society
Eye Bank Association of America
Familial Dysautonomia Hope Foundation
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences
Fertile Hope
Fight Colorectal Cancer
The Forsyth Institute
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Friends of Cancer Research
Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Genetic Alliance
Genetics Policy Institute
Genetics Society of America
Genome Action Coalition
The Gerontological Society of America
Glaucoma Research Foundation
Harvard University .
Hereditary Disease Foundation
Hope for ALS
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Human Organ Project
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
International Cancer Advocacy Network
International Myeloma Foundation
International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation
International Rett Syndrome Foundation
International Society for Stem Cell Research
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Jacob’s Cure
Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Johns Hopkins University
Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies
Kidney Cancer Association
Livestrong Foundation
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Lupus Foundation of America
Lung Cancer Alliance
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Lymphatic Research Foundation
Magee-Womens Research Institute/Pittsburgh Development Center
March of Dimes
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Mental Health America
Methuselah Foundation
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
The Myositis Association
National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
National Association for Biomedical Research
National Brain Tumor Society
National Caucus of Basic Biomedical Science Chairs
National Center for Health Research
National Coalition for Cancer Research
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Disease Research Interchange
National Eczema Association
National Health Council
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Organization for Rare Disorders
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National Partnership for Women and Families
National Patient Advocate Foundation
National Psoriasis Foundation
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
National Stem Cell Foundation
National Venture Capital Association
Neural Stem Cell Institute
Neurofibromatosis Network
New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research
New York Stem Cell Foundation
New York University School of Medicine
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research
Northwest Association for Biomedical Research
Northwestern University
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oncology Nursing Society
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Parkinson’s Action Network
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Inc.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Project A.L.S.
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Protein Society
PXE International
Research Society on Alcoholism
RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Rutgers University
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Scleroderma Foundation
Scleroderma Research Foundation
Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
Society for Investigative Dermatology
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Pediatric Research
Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Society for Women’s Health Research
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Stand Among Friends
Stanford University
Stem Cell Action Coalition
Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation
Stony Brook University
Stop ALD Foundation
Student Society for Stem Cell Research
Sturge-Weber Foundation
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Texas Heart Institute
Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Americas
Tourette Syndrome Association
Travis Roy Foundation
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
Tulane University
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
United Cerebral Palsy
United Spinal Foundation
University of California
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Florida Health Science Center
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
UPMC Health System
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Washington University in St. Louis
WiCell Research Institute
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Wisconsin Association for Biomedical Research & Education
Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society
Yale University

Government agencies (they accept donations)
National Institutes of Health