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Cord blood

Post by Al-Hashmi » Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:11 pm

Cord blood is being collected from newborn and it is a good source of stem cells. Stored cord blood can cure some types of leukemia and has many more frontiers in medicine.


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Post by mith » Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:23 pm

Ok, so what about it?
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Post by nugget » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:52 am

maybe should be in the place where we ranted about stem cells and the ethics as well as other solutions? i recall such a thread not long ago?

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Post by Al-Hashmi » Mon May 01, 2006 3:23 pm

Cord blood transplants over the past decade have proved to be a reliable alternative to bone marrow transplants for children and adults suffering from leukaemia, immune disorders, and lymphoma. Collecting the cord blood after a baby is born and after the cord is cut. Cord blood is collected it can be taken to the laboratory for freezing and storage until it is needed for a life saving transplant. For more information the following link will be useful:

http://www.marrow.org/DONOR/cord_blood_faqs.html :roll:

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