Stem cells are found not only in the bone mar­row of adults, but also in the cord blood of
new­born babies. After a child is born, stem cells can be taken from the umbi­li­cal cord blood,
pla­ced in sto­rage, and trans­plan­ted into cri­ti­cal­ly ill pati­ents. This type of stem cell dona­ti­on is
sel­dom per­for­med in Ger­ma­ny, howe­ver, sin­ce the ZKRD, as one of the lar­gest donor
regis­tries world­wi­de, has access to a vast num­ber of adult donors.