umbilical cord blood banked stem cells

umbilical cord blood banked stem cells
haemopoietic stem cells collected from umbilical-cord blood at birth, which can be stored indefinitely and used if that particular baby or a blood-compatible sibling ever develops an illness (such as leukaemia) that could only be treated by cord-blood stem-cell transplantation. This facility is now available in the UK and the USA.

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  • umbilical cord blood banked stem cells — stem cell collected from umbilical cord blood at birth, which can be stored indefinitely and used if that particular baby or a blood compatible sibling ever develops an illness (such as leukaemia) that could be treated by cord blood stem cell… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cord blood — Umbilical cord blood is blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord after childbirth. Cord blood is collected because it contains stem cells which can be used to treat hematopoietic and genetic disorders. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Umbilical cord — of a three minute old child. A medical clamp has been applied. Latin funiculus umbilicalis Code …   Wikipedia

  • Cord blood bank — A cord blood bank is a facility which stores umbilical cord blood for future use. Both private and public cord blood banks have developed since the mid to late 1990s in response to the potential for cord blood transplants in treating diseases of… …   Wikipedia

  • Stem cell — One of the human body s master cells, with the ability to grow into any one of the body s more than 200 cell types. All stem cells are unspecialized (undifferentiated) cells that are characteristically of the same family type (lineage). They… …   Medical dictionary

  • stem cell — an undifferentiated cell that is able to renew itself and produce all the specialized cells within an organ. Stem cells occur in many tissues and organs, including the bone marrow (see haemopoietic stem cell), muscle, liver, pancreas, etc.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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