Two options for cord blood banking are available:
- In a family bank, for autologous or allogeneic transplantation for related donors.
- In public banks for allogeneic transplantations for unrelated recipients – whereby the parents abandon their rights to the blood, and the donation is altruistic. Some cord blood banks, that are members of FamiCord, facilitates blood collection in these instances in selected hospitals. Bankowanie-publiczne
Every parent has the freedom to choose whether to donate their child’s blood to a public bank or to secure the blood for the exclusive use or their children and family.