Umbilical Chord???

Dr Richard Stitson rnms at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 24 08:40:58 EST 1996

Cord Blood is a rich source of haemopoetic stem cells - the very cells 
that are used to repopulate the marrow of a patient having a 
traditional bone marrow transplant. Cord blood transplants are very 
much in vogue in the USA today and in the UK, a cord blood bank has 
very recently been set up in Bristol. Obviously this will help 
alleviate the shortage of conventional donors. There may also be an 
advantage (don't quote me) in that graft vs host disease may be lesm 

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