Cord blood transplants have been saving lives since 1988 when the first cord blood transplant took place in France , for a child with Fanconi’s Anaemia. In 1991, a transplant was performed in the United States on a child with chronic myelogenous leukemia. Since then it has been used in over 20, 000 transplant for numerous childhood conditions.
Cord blood stored with CordBank will be an exact match for your child and has a 25% chance of being an exact match for his or her sibling. Because it’s an exact match, there is no chance it will be rejected by your child’s system when its reinfused for medical treatment. Children who have access to their own cord blood for treatment can take advantage of therapies that cannot be carried out with sibling or unrelated cord blood. There is no guarantee that a suitable match will be available in a public cord blood bank registry.