Umbilical cord blood transplantation for thalassemia major.


Hematopoietic cell transplantation is curative therapy for thalassemia major. Although the clinical application of hematopoietic cell transplantation has relied on marrow collected from related and unrelated donors as the primary source of donor hematopoietic cells, umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an alternative source of hematopoietic cells and represents a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.hoc.2010.08.006


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