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Title: Ethical aspects of umbilical cord blood banking : part 1
Authors: Mallia, Pierre
Keywords: Fetal blood -- Transplantation -- Moral and ethical aspects
Fetal blood -- Transplantation -- Law and legislation
Issue Date: 2006-07
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Mallia, P. (2006). Ethical aspects of umbilical cord blood banking : part 1. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 4, 10-11.
Abstract: Cord blood can be an altemative to bone marrow transplantation in the treatment of patients with blood and immune disorders. It is currently being used for the treatment of leukaemia, lymphomas, aplastic anaemia and blood hereditary disorders. It is also a source for stem cell research. It is useful to point out that the current use of cord blood stem cells has thus far been of an allogenic type - that is, the cells are obtained from donation. There is less likelihood of rejection of stem cells than there is in bone marrow transplant.
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