Differences in umbilical cord blood units collected during cesarean section, before or after the delivery of the placenta.

Umbilical cord blood is largely employed as an alternative source of stem cells in the treatment of hemato-oncological diseases. Current results show that the success rate of purified umbilical cord blood engraftment is comparable to that obtained using bone marrow, and it is directly related to the number of pluripotent stem cells transplanted. The… CONTINUE READING