Published in Law and Health Weekly, November 27th, 2004
According to published research from Colombia, "Although cryopreservation is the standard for autotransplantation, it has logistic and financial disavantages in undeveloped countries such as Colombia.
"In 47 patients, peripheral blood was refrigerated at 4 degrees centigrade up to 144 hours before autotransplantation. For mobilization, 27 men and 20 women of median age 37 years affected with hematologic malignancies received G-CSF."
"The 17 patients in Group 1 showed pre-refrigeration CFU-GM of 2.62x105/kg (range 0.36 to...
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