Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Have you banked umbilical cord blood or considering doing so?

Issue date: 
29 October 2014

Are you considering banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood? Considering giving it as a gift to expectant parents? Do you know how to go about it? Where to bank? Or have you already banked cord blood? Did you find it difficult to do?

We regulate the companies that collect and store the cells that come from cord blood and we are asking you to share your experience to help shape a forthcoming public information campaign.

Sharmila Nebhrajani, Chair, HTA said: “More parents are thinking about whether or not to bank their baby’s umbilical cord blood. We want to make sure that parents have the information they need to make an informed decision, which is why this survey is so important.”

"We want to hear from people who have either already banked cord blood in a public or private bank, or would consider doing so. Your feedback will help us understand how much parents know now about cord blood banking and help us ensure the information they receive sets out what is involved and what it might mean for them and their child in the future.” 

Fill in our short survey (should take around three minutes to complete). Please feel free to share the survey online. 

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