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  • Donors
  • Donors to public banks must be screened for blood or immune system disorders or other problems. (acog.org)
  • Combined cord blood from different donors looks very promising as an alternative treatment for adults," says Lubin, president of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, in California. (foxnews.com)
  • This Notice explains how Canadian Blood Services collects, uses, retains and discloses the personal information it collects about cord blood donors and their mothers. (blood.ca)
  • Probability of finding HLA-mismatched related or unrelated marrow or cord blood donors. (cryo-cell.com)
  • Prepacyte-CB
  • PrepaCyte-CB provides the greatest reduction in red blood cell (RBC) contamination over other processing methods. (cryo-cell.com)
  • PrepaCyte-CB recovers the greatest percentage of CD34+ stem cells from human umbilical cord blood. (cryo-cell.com)
  • PrepaCyte-CB is the most flexible method, the only processing type where TNC and CD34+ recovery is not affected by the initial volume of the collected unit, leaving desired TNCs and stem cells unmodified and unaffected during cord blood processing. (cryo-cell.com)
  • Prepacyte-CB processed cord blood units were used in over 350 transplants and the data suggests a 4-5 day reduction in engraftment time as compared with units processed with other technologies. (cryo-cell.com)
  • Biological
  • It is often sold to new parents as a form of biological "insurance" for certain blood disorders, cancers, and metabolic disorders. (healthcentral.com)
  • But the AAP says the claim that stored cord blood can serve as 'biological insurance' against future disease has not borne out. (foxnews.com)
  • In a policy paper, the organization writes, "Private storage of cord blood as biological insurance should be discouraged. (nbcbayarea.com)
  • son's
  • I remember nearly 20 years ago when I stored my first son's umbilical cord blood, I was very proud of that decision, but I failed to realize how important quality was. (foxnews.com)
  • He and his wife live in San Francisco now, but were in Iceland when they signed up with CBR to store their son's cord blood. (nbcbayarea.com)