Study: Cord blood can supply stem cells for transplants

12/12/2008 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A U.S. study found that cord blood cells are a suitable alternative to bone marrow or peripheral blood progenitor cells for acute leukemia patients who need a stem cell transplant. The research showed that cord blood transplants have longer engraftment time and greater mortality but less later morbidity compared with other stem cell sources.

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