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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program.

Cord blood : establishing a national hematopoietic stem cell bank program / Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Emily Ann Meyer, Kathi Hanna, and Kristine Gebbie, editors.

p. ; cm.

“This study was supported by contract number HHSH25056028 between the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Academy of Sciences.”

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09586-7 (hardcover)—ISBN 0-309-09644-8

1. Fetal blood—Transplantation. 2. Hematopoietic stem cells. 3. Blood banks. I. Meyer, Emily Ann. II. Hanna, Kathi E. III. Gebbie, Kristine M. IV. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation—standards.

2. Blood Banks—organization & administration. 3. Blood Grouping and Crossmatching—standards. 4. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation—ethics. 5. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation—legislation & jurisprudence. 6. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation—standards. WH 380 I604c 2005]

RM171.I54 2005

362.17′84—dc22

2005018345

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