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Inventory and Use

According to "A worldwide study of umbilical cord cell banking", there were about 100 cord blood banks worldwide, out of which 40% were in Europe, 30% in the US and Canada, 20% in Asia and 10% in Australia. [1]

In Hong Kong, CRYOLIFE was the first company to offer private cord blood banking service when we were launched in 1998.  As of winter 2012, CRYOLIFE manages an inventory of 20,000+ cord blood units for its clients in Hong Kong.



Netcord Inventory and Use (as of 2013 Q1)
  Inventory Released for transplants Age < 18 Age > 18
Durham, USA 29,999 1,688 - -
Barcelona 16,332 1,142 355 787
Dusseldorf 19,111 953 385 513
Milan 9,206 513 275 238
London 17,010 381 184 197
New York 54,750 3,499 2,077 1,422
Tokyo 6,704 1,388 298 1,090


Source: https://www.netcord.eu/inventory.html (accessed 2013 Q1)


Footnotes:
[1]  “Ethical Aspects of Umbilical Cord Blood Banking” Opinion of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies to the European Commission, No 19, 16 March 2004, retrieved on line, (accessed 30 May 2007).