Published in Blood Weekly, December 23rd, 1996
In many cases, the advantages of stem cells outweigh those of bone marrow. Tremendous technological advances in recent years have made it possible for doctors to harvest and freeze stem cells from cord blood for use in transplants, and the Cord Blood Registry has offered expectant parents the opportunity to collect and cryogenically store their newborn's umbilical cord blood as a biological insurance policy against future serious illness.
Hematologists have recommended private cord blood banking for families that...
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