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Can I use my baby's cord blood save a friend? How do I find out if they match?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Matched and adequate

Yes, you can-if it is qualified.
The main criteria for selecting umbilical cord blood for transplantation are whether the cord blood is hla match /or closely match and whether the cord blood has enough nucleated cell dose for the recipient. Your cord bood bank director is able to facilitate your wish and coordinate with the bone marrow transplant coordinator where your friend is treated.

In brief: Matched and adequate

Yes, you can-if it is qualified.
The main criteria for selecting umbilical cord blood for transplantation are whether the cord blood is hla match /or closely match and whether the cord blood has enough nucleated cell dose for the recipient. Your cord bood bank director is able to facilitate your wish and coordinate with the bone marrow transplant coordinator where your friend is treated.
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