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.