By the YeahBaby.com editorial staff
Donating cord blood to a public cord blood bank is a noble thing to do. But possible donors may wonder who has access to this cord blood.
Cord blood donated to a public cord blood bank is available to patients who are a positively matched to the blood type. This is determined by a doctor.
Keep in mind that public donation to a cord blood bank and a private cord blood storage are two different things. Private cord blood storage is strictly for the use of the family, in case the cord blood is needed in the future.