Biopolym. Cell. 2013; 29(2):85-98.
The problem of cord blood banking
1Shved A. D.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680


The review considers the literature data on issues of cord blood (CB) banking in different countries and regions. The existing forms of banks are private, mixed and public, the latter is preferred by most clinicians who are experienced in stem cell transplantation. All the researchers admit the need for development of CB banks, but they note that the progress depends on several factors: the deficit of government financial support and poor people’s awareness of the possibilities of stem cell therapy, the appropriateness and relevance of public resources of CB units in National Banks.
Keywords: stem cells, cord blood banking


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