Does PBKM perform HLA antigen matching on the collected cord blood?

No, as it is not mandatory for routine procedures. Individual stem cell banking relies on the principle that the donor and the recipient is the same person. Naturally, in case the stem cells are intended for therapeutic use by siblings or other family members, it is required for the stem cells to be tested for tissue compatibility. To this end, a small vial is attached to each frozen container, which when the need arises, is retrieved and subjected to testing (for tissue compatibility).