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Public Cord Blood Banking in United Kingdom

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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Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Bank

Trent University Burton St., Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK, Nottingham

Anthony Nolan is the UK's leading blood cancer charity, bone marrow registry, and cord blood bank.


International Medical and Technology Park, 24 Brest Road, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 5XP, United Kingdom

Biovault is the UK's largest private human tissue bank and is licensed to handle all human tissue types. Biovault has been operating since 2002 and is the only private laboratory in the UK that works for the NHS to process and store cord blood and tissue, peripheral blood, and bone marrow stem cells. Biovault has provided over 4000 transplants of human tissue samples of various types to patients.

NHS Cord Blood Bank

Charcott Road Colindale.NW9 5BG, London

The National Health Service (NHS) of the UK has been operating a public cord blood bank since 1996.