Ethical issues in umbilical cord blood banking: a comparative analysis of documents from national and international institutions

@article{Petrini2013EthicalII,
  title={Ethical issues in umbilical cord blood banking: a comparative analysis of documents from national and international institutions},
  author={C. Petrini},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2013},
  volume={53}
}
  • C. Petrini
  • Published 2013
  • Business, Medicine
  • Transfusion
The issues of collection, storage, and use of cord blood (CB) stem cells have been addressed extensively in national and international guidelines, policies, and regulations. Many of these documents are not binding, but are nonetheless accorded considerable respect on account of the authority of the issuing organizations. Most discussion has to date focused on two topics: informed consent for collection, banking, and use and the debate between those who favor public storage for altruistic… Expand
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