Who should care about the preservation of cord blood

Today, more than 4 million families in almost all countries of the world store the umbilical cord blood of their children. Even more than 1 million samples are stored in public banks, thanks to government funding

Therefore, the presence of banks for the storage of umbilical cord blood in the hematological clinics becomes as common as the functioning of pharmacies in hospitals

Their need is also because the probability of finding a compatible bone marrow donor for some patients is 1: 1,000,000

Who is at risk and who needs first of all to take care of the preservation of umbilical cord blood:

  • For families with cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease and other hereditary diseases
  • Couples who were treated for infertility
  • During pregnancy due to in vitro fertilization
  • Late pregnancy
  • If the older child has a disease, which treatment needs transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells
  • Multinational, multi-ethnic families (high diversification of HLA antigens limits chances of finding a donor transplant)
  • For families with the only child, because the absence of brothers and sisters eliminates the chances of having a compatible bone marrow donor

The Cryobank of the Institute of Cell Therapy guarantees a high-quality full cycle of processing the cord blood of your newborn from collection and processing to cryopreservation