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Human umbilical cord blood has been shown to be an effective source of stem cells for marrow reconstitution in pediatric patients. Unfortunately, the quantity of stem cells obtained from an individual donor can be quite limited in both the total volume and the numbers of stem cells per ml of cord blood. HLA matching further limits the availability, but(More)
Bone marrow has been used for a number of years to assist patients who have accidentally received potentially lethal levels of irradiation. The intent of the transplant is to replace the victim's own bone marrow that has been injured from the irradiation or to act as temporary support to allow the patient's own marrow to recover. Following the Chernobyl(More)
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