Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?

Fisk, Nicholas M., Roberts, Irene A. G., Markwald, Roger and Mironov, Vladimir (2005) Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?. PloS Med, 2 2: 87-90. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020044


Author Fisk, Nicholas M.
Roberts, Irene A. G.
Markwald, Roger
Mironov, Vladimir
Title Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?
Journal name PloS Med   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1549-1277
1549-1676
Publication date 2005-02-22
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020044
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 87
End page 90
Total pages 4
Place of publication San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Subject 111401 Foetal Development and Medicine
111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract Background to the debate: Umbilical cord blood-the blood that remains in the placenta after birth-can be collected and stored frozen for years. A well-accepted use of cord blood is as an alternative to bone marrow as a source of hematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation to siblings or to unrelated recipients; women can donate cord blood for unrelated recipients to public banks. However, private banks are now open that offer expectant parents the option to pay a fee for the chance to store cord blood for possible future use by that same child (autologous transplantation.)
Formatted abstract
Background to the debate: Umbilical cord blood—the blood that remains in the placenta after birth—can be collected and stored frozen for years. A well-accepted use of cord blood is as an alternative to bone marrow as a source of hematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation to siblings or to unrelated recipients; women can donate cord blood for unrelated recipients to public banks. However, private banks are now open that offer expectant parents the option to pay a fee for the chance to store cord blood for possible future use by that same child (autologous transplantation.)
Copyright: © 2005 Fisk et al.

Keyword Umbilical cord blood
Hematopoietic stem cells
Allogeneic transplantation
Public banks
Private banks
Autologous transplantation
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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