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Public Cord Blood Banking

Public cord blood banking supports the health of the community. Public banks collect qualifying cord blood donations from healthy pregnancies and save them in case one of them will be the match to save the life of a patient who needs a stem cell transplant. In the United States our registry of donors is called Be The Match. Patients who have a rare genetic type are more likely to receive cord blood transplants. In order for parents to donate cord blood to a public bank, their baby must be born at a hospital that accepts donations. Public cord blood banking is highly recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Medical Association (AMA).

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Bavarian Stem Cell Bank

Robert-Koch-Allee 2. 82131, Gauting

Bayerische Stammzellbank (Bavarian Stem Cell Bank) is a program of Stiftung Aktion Knochenmarkspende (Foundation Action Bone Marrow Donation) at the medical center in Gauting, Bavaria, Germany.

DKMS Cord Blood Bank

Fiedlerstrasse 34.01307 , Dresden

DKMS Cord Blood Bank is subsidiary of DKMS (Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei, or German Bone Marrow Donor Center). The DKMS Cord Blood Bank is the only public cord blood bank that is active Germany-wide.


Am Klopferspitz 19, 82152Germany., Martinsried

The public cord blood bank at the University of Erlangen is working with the commercial cord blood bank eticur and parents can donate at all hospitals that take private collections for eticur.

German Cord Blood Bank

Friedrich Ebert Strasse 107. 68167 , Mannheim
Deutsche Stammzellspenderdatei Nabelschnurblut (German stem cell donor umbilical cord blood) also called "DSSD" is located in Institut für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunologie, Mannheim.

José Carreras Cord Blood Bank

Moorenstrasse 5.40225 , Dusseldorf

José Carreras Cord Blood Bank is housed within the University Medical Center of Duesseldorf, under the direction of Prof. Gesine Koegler.

Nabelschnurblutbank Freiburg

Hugstetter Straße 55, 79106 Germany, Freiburg

Nabelschnurblutbank Freiburg is located in the Hämatologie, Onkologie und Stammzelltransplantation of the Universitätsklinikum Freiburg.

NKR: Norddeutsches Knochenmark und stammzellspender Register

Berckhusenstraße 150, 30625 Germany, Hannover

This bank is currently not accepting cord blood donations but has inventory listed for transplant.

Vita 34

Deutscher Platz 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Vita 34 was the first private umbilical cord blood bank in Europe and has the most experience in Europe releasing family cord blood units for therapy. The VitaMine&Yours program gives parents who qualify the option to have their cord blood typed and listed on a registry for patients who need matching transplants.