It's possible, but public banks rely on donations and cannot guarantee that a good genetic match will be available. Unfortunately, many patients who need stem cell transplants don't receive them because they are unable to find a suitable match from a public bank.29
Private stem cell banking ensures that you have immediate access to an adequate number of stem cells that are a perfect genetic match for your child.* In addition, your baby's stem cells have a much greater likelihood of providing a good match for other close blood relatives.
*For some diseases and genetic conditions, children will not be able to use their own stem cells and would require a stem cell transplant from a sibling or unrelated donor.