Please see below for a list of search results.
Who can consent to cord blood donation? In all cases, consent for cord blood collection must come from the mother.
What is cord blood? Cord blood is the blood found in the umbilical cord and placenta.
For anyone considering private cord blood banking, it is important to understand the potential for a cord blood unit.
Doctors select cord blood units to use for transplants based on quality measures such as:
If you are considering privately banking your cord blood, there are some important things you need to know.
The following information explains some of the key information about cord blood banking, including:
Cord blood has been shown to contain ‘stem cells’. Stem cells are immature cells that have the potential to develop into different cell types. There are various conditions for which a cord blood stem cell transplant may be used, and there are also many potential uses under investigation.
In very few cases, there may be a specific medical need to bank a child’s cord blood. In these instances, a consulting physician may be able to arrange the collection and storage of the cord blood, free of charge through the NHS or Anthony Nolan’s directed donations service.
Banking cord blood privately means that the cord blood is collected and stored for potential future treatments. Privately banked cord blood is intended to be used only for the donor or a member of the donor’s family. Units of cord blood banked privately are not listed on national and...
Donating cord blood to a public bank is an altruistic act, as donated cord blood is made available to treat potential recipients worldwide.