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<< Free cord blood banking is available to parents if a close relative of the baby has a case of medical need. >>
A "case of medical need" means that a person in the family has been diagnosed with a conditon that can be treated with cord blood. Many banks in many countries have programs that provide free or discounted cord blood banking for families that have a case of medical need. The expectant parents will be required to provide documentation from a medical doctor to confirm the diagnosis. These "case of need" charity programs are offered at the discretion of the individual cord blood banks and are subject to any national regulations that may restrict bank operations or the applications of cord blood in storage. Both public banks and family banks may offer "case of need" programs.