Last updated on 17 Feb 2022
Umbilical cord blood banking
Umbilical cord blood, commonly referred to as ‘cord blood’, is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following childbirth. Cord blood can be used to treat and cure many life-threatening diseases. Cord blood may be collected at the time of birth and stored, so that it is available for the potential future treatment of the child or another person.
What is umbilical cord blood banking
This page explains what umbilical cord blood is, how it is collected and what it can be used for.
Umbilical cord blood banking options
The HTA licenses both public and private umbilical cord blood banks in the UK.
The HTA's role in cord blood banking
Find out more about our regulatory role in umbilical cord blood storage
Understanding your privately banked cord blood unit’s potential
For anyone considering private cord blood banking, it is important to understand its potential.
Key questions to ask private cord blood banks
Key questions to bear in mind if you are considering private cord blood banking.