Two options for cord blood banking are available:
- In a family bank, such as the Polish Stem Cell Bank, a member of FamiCord Group, 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. PBKM 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.