Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Cord blood banking: a guide for parents


Umbilical cord blood, commonly referred to as ‘cord blood’, is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following childbirth. Cord blood can be used to treat and cure many life-threatening diseases. Cord blood may be collected at the time of birth and stored, so that it is available for the potential future treatment of the child or another person. 

Information about banking cord blood for potential future treatment.
Last updated on: 12 Mar 2019