PBKM as a leader in the field of cord blood banking in Europe is a socially responsible company. We feel obliged to help the most needy families who have suffered a serious illness. That is why in PBKM you can bank without incurring any costs. In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, we have created a public cord blood bank. We also offer the Directed Donation Program.
The Directed Donation Program
Program organized by the Polish Stem Cell Bank to save the lives and health of seriously ill children.
The program is open to families with a seriously ill child who, at the birth of another descendant, want to take umbilical cord blood and use it for treatment. The only expenses incurred by parents are very low percentage of processing cost and the cost of storing the sample over one year.
How to join the Directed Donation Program?
Parents (or statutory guardians) provide PBKM with an excerpt from the medical history of the child with a diagnosis or a certificate from the attending physician that the child can be treated with stem cells and the application for joining the Umbilical Cord Blood Program. The above documents should be sent to the PBKM address. After accepting the application, PBKM releases the Parents from a significant part of the fees (basic payment and banking less than one year).
Public cord blood bank
Public cord blood bank is a place where umbilical cord blood can be donated if you do not want to have it for your family. The main goal is to increase the resources stored in Poland umbilical cord blood, and thus increase access to treatment for those in need outside the family. The Ministry of Health became the partner of PBKM in this action. The costs of running public cord blood bank are covered by PBKM.
As part of this initiative, PBKM allows the donation of umbilical cord blood in selected hospitals in Warsaw and conducts a nationwide campaign of the Cord Blood Days every year in selected hospitals throughout Poland.
Parents who decide to donate umbilical cord blood to a public bank decide on a beautiful gesture. They donate valuable stem cells that can save someone's life and health, but unlike family banking, they give up their rights. This means that they do not bear the costs of obtaining and storing umbilical cord blood, but they give up the possibility of using it if the need arises in the future.