Autologous cord blood transplantation

  title={Autologous cord blood transplantation},
  author={Eur{\'i}pedes Ferreira and Janko Pasternak and N Bacal and JC de Campos Guerra and Flora Mitie Watanabe},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
Placental blood transplantation has been used to restore bone marrow function after intensification chemotherapy for hematological malignancies and other tumors. 1–3 When it was demonstrated that cord blood could be stored for later use, some commercial providers suggested storing cord blood as a form of insurance and tried to sell the idea that should the child develop a cancer some day the placental blood stored would be useful and perhaps lifesaving. There are no risk/benefit studies that… CONTINUE READING

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