Cord blood donation
After the birth of a baby and transection of the umbilical cord, if the parents give express consent, blood stem cells can be obtained from the placenta and umbilical cord and to be frozen and preserved in a cord bank.
The migration of stem cells from the liver to bone marrow, which begins shortly before birth, is the reason that up to the point of birth a great amount of these cells is found in the cord blood. Blood stem cells can also be obtained here, thanks to a complex and costly procedure.
For further information, please contact the appropriate hospitals and institutions directly.
Application form to obtain blood stem cells
- Open-anonymous — The donation is at anyone's disposal;
the recipient remains anonymous.
- Familial-directed — The donation is specifically for an ill family member.
- Private banking — A service for private banking of cord blood with costs, where the donation is only for your child. The SBSC is not involved in this area.
If cord blood is requested for a transplant, it is possible to search for a compatible cord blood unit in the public national and international cord blood banks, like with registered donors.