Cord Blood Bank for Personal Needs

 

Seeing that birth is a unique event in one’s life and because of the value of cord blood haematopoietic stem cells, around ten years ago, cord blood started being stored for personal needs worldwide as a sort of biological insurance for family members.

A Cord Blood Bank for Personal Needs is operating on the premises of the University Hospital Centre Zagreb. If you would like to find more information on this bank, click HERE.

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Related Donor Cord Blood Bank for families with medical indications

 

The first cord blood transplantation was performed in 1988. The boy who received a graft from his sister’s cord blood to treat his Fanconi anaemia is a healthy grown man today. Due to the success of this transplantation, related donor banks are founded alongside transplantation centres. These banks store cord blood for a sick family member who needs treatment by means of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

A Cord Blood Bank for Families with Medical Indications is operating on the premises of University Hospital Centre Zagreb. If you would like to find more information on this bank, click Pročitaj više..

Ana Rukavina Public Cord Blood Bank

 

Donating cord blood to a public bank ensures the availability of grafts for a large number of patients. Public banks are non-profit institutions which store cord blood for public benefit. They are linked in an international network, enabling stored grafts to be used to treat patients worldwide. The first cord blood transplantation from an unrelated donor was performed in 1993. In the last ten years, the transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells from cord blood stored in public banks helped treat more than 10,000 patients.

The Ana Rukavina Public Cord Blood Bank is the first public cord blood bank in Croatia. It...

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What are cord blood banks?

 

Cord blood banks are medical facilities that, in accordance with global medical standards, process and test cord blood and store stem cells and samples necessary for a successful transplantation. Seeing that cord blood can be used for haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation in the same way and for the same patients as bone marrow or peripheral stem cells, cord blood banks offer an additional possibility for finding a graft quickly. The founding of a cord blood bank is a sign of technological progress, and the start of operation of such a bank positions Croatia alongside countries which have been...

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