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Family Bank: Yasam Bankasi Famicord
Founded in 2002, Yaşam Bankasi transformed into a joint stock company in 2010, and established their own laboratories located at Cankaya Ankara. Since 2013, Yaşam Bankasi is a member of the international banking network FamiCord, that operates in more than 20 European countries and owns 8 laboratories.
Labs and Locations
FamiCord owns a network of laboratories across Europe.
Famicord Group, one of the biggest networks of European family cord blood banks, announced that they took over Yaşam Bankasi, the oldest bank of its kind in Turkey, in Feb. 2014. Turkey is one of the 20 largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. Turkish society is very young - the average age is 29.7 years, there was also a high birth rate (2.08 in 2010). More than three-quarters of Turkish citizens are living in rapidly developing cities, five of which (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana) has more than two million inhabitants. FamiCord is currently (Oct. 2018) the largest cord blood bank in Europe.
- FamiCord family storage released for transplants: 45
- FamiCord also collects cord blood donations for the public, and has released 1 donation for a transplant.
- FamiCord participates in clinical trials (under bioethical committee approvals) using stem cells from cord blood and cord tissue.