Cord Blood Banking in the Arab World: Current Status and Future Developments.

  title={Cord Blood Banking in the Arab World: Current Status and Future Developments.},
  author={Monica M Matsumoto and Rana Basem Dajani and Kirstin R. W. Matthews},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  volume={21 7},
Umbilical cord blood transplants are now used to treat numerous types of immune- and blood-related disorders and genetic diseases. Cord blood (CB) banks play an important role in these transplants by processing and storing CB units. In addition to their therapeutic potential, these banks raise ethical and regulatory questions, especially in emerging markets in the Arab world. In this article, the authors review CB banking in five countries in the region, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and… CONTINUE READING
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