• Cord Blood Bank
    a part of Abu Dhabi Biobank

Cord Blood Bank
a part of Abu Dhabi Biobank


We are proud to be one of the centers in Abu Dhabi to facilitate cord blood sample collection, harnessing the potential of stem cells for advanced medical treatments.

Abu Dhabi Biobank is an initiative between the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi and M42, which combines cord blood banking along with a broader “pan human” biofluid and tissue collection, that will create an incredibly valuable resource that can be used for medical treatments and biomedical research, both in the UAE and globally.

It aims to deliver excellence by creating a foundational, diverse, bio-asset that supports life science research, disease understanding, clinical trials and research and development, to deliver highest level of personalized, precise, and preventative healthcare for all.

Abu Dhabi Biobank will be a key pillar of health transformation, precision medicine, research, innovation, and socioeconomic growth by improving the well-being of people, not just patients, by bringing access to integrated, innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective healthcare.

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, and M42, a global tech-enabled health powerhouse, have collaborated to launch a groundbreaking initiative and strategic priority, the Abu Dhabi Biobank, with its first offering being the region’s largest hybrid cord blood bank.

It will be a key pillar of health transformation and aims to deliver excellence by creating a diverse, foundational, bio-asset that supports therapeutic treatments, life science research for medical innovation, novel drug discovery targets and disease prevention, to deliver the highest level of personalized, precise, and preventative healthcare for all.

  • Largest hybrid cord blood bank

    Storage capacity of 100,000 cord blood samples

  • Best of its kind biobanking infrastructure

    38 automated liquid nitrogen tanks

  • Safe and secure preservation

    for 30 years at -196°C for viability

  • Diverse foundational bio-asset

    supporting life threatening therapeutic treatments

  • Maximal impact on health

    increased therapeutic access for patients

  • Only Licensed Biobank

    collection and preservation of cells locally

Cord blood bank

The cord blood bank of Abu Dhabi Biobank will enable better care outcomes, build the nation’s self-sufficiency in meeting the urgent need for cord blood stem cells, and further enhance regional capabilities in research and innovation.

Cord blood is the blood left inside a child’s umbilical cord after delivery and has stem cells. These stem cells work like a ‘bio repair kit’, helping to heal, restore and replenish other cells that can be used in the treatment of certain hematological and immune system disorders, like

  • leukemia and lymphoma
  • bone marrow diseases requiring a transplant which include certain genetic diseases
  • anemias like thalassemia and sickle cell disease
  • certain immune system disorders
  • other conditions e.g. autism, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes

Make the choice to save lives

  • Completely Safe and secure

    Completely Safe and secure

    for you and your baby

  • Painless and non-intrusive

    Painless and non-intrusive

    nurse assisted seamless process during delivery

  • Opt for Public or private banking

    Opt for Public or private banking

    to save lives and build a healthier nation

Preserve your baby’s cord blood


  1. #1Register your interest
  2. #2Fill in the consent form
  3. #3Embark on your biobanking journey


Your sample

When you preserve your baby’s sample, it goes through the highest levels of quality check and assurance in compliance with international guidelines of cord blood banking .

Samples are stored securely after following the below process:

  • Sample integrity is checked.
  • A unique identification label is added.
  • Processing and isolation of stem cells happens.
  • Checking all infectious markers
  • Cryo -preservation at -196 C


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