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RCOG statement on the setting up of the Virgin Health Bank

9 days ago   |   By RCOG

This initiative sets out some novel concepts which accord with the RCOG guidelines Umbilical Cord Blood Banking published in June 2006. We are pleased with the honesty of the Health Bank statement that the likely need of a child in a low risk family for its own cord blood as a personally assured alternative to bone marrow transplantation for serious haematological conditions is remote. This reinforces our recommendation that there is little evidence to recommend private cord blood banking for this purpose. However, the intention to develop a substantial bank of cord blood available...
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