Concordia is an inter-territorial cooperation programme for cord blood donations based on the bonds of mutual trust between the Department of Health of the Catalan Government and the health departments of other regions in Spain: the Balearic Islands, Aragón, Navarre, Extremadura, Cantabria and the Principality of Andorra.
Benefits of the programme:
Within the programme, the Banc de Sang i Teixits is responsible for cryopreservation, quality control, storage and distribution. As the fulcrum of this initiative, it aims to optimise research efforts, performance efficiency and financial profit by unifying all donations at one central location.
National and international quality certifications guarantee that the cord blood units are screened to verify compliance with the quality standards of the CCA (Joint Accreditation Committee) in Spain and FACT-Netcord at the international level.
A total of 66 maternity wards in 6 different Spanish regions and the Principality of Andorra are registered with the Concordia Programme.
The programme holds a stock of over 20,000 premium-quality cord blood units that are made available to any patient who needs them via national and international registers.
2,000 units from the BST Cord Blood Bank were used in transplants in more than thirty countries.
Access to the Concordia Programme for professionals: