Published in Blood Weekly, June 16th, 2005
According to recent report from France, "Since 1988, allogeneic cord blood transplantations have been used in the hematology and oncology area. Cord blood banks, either public or from nonprofit corporations, opened in several countries. They organized themselves into a world-wide network permitting broad and quick graft availability all over the world."
"Cryopreservation modalities and biological safety were strongly defined according to laboratory good practices. More recently, in the United States, Canada and some European and Asian countries, commercial companies created...
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