5 doctors weighed in:
Is cord blood good for other children?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The cord blood contains multipotential stem cells which can be transplanted to other children with certain medical conditions, e.
In brief: Yes
The cord blood contains multipotential stem cells which can be transplanted to other children with certain medical conditions, e.
g., mucopolysaccharidoses.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. DANTE PEREZ
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on question
Depends the intention that it will be use for.

In brief: Depends on question
Depends the intention that it will be use for.
Dr. DANTE PEREZ
Dr. DANTE PEREZ
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on question
Cord blood as a source of stem cells is obviously best suited to the needs of the child it came from. However, some programs have begun collecting cord blood for storage that would act like a blood bank and be available for others.
Other kids in the same family may or may not be a close enough tissue match to use them safely. If enough cord bloods are saved, more people could get needed treatments.

In brief: Depends on question
Cord blood as a source of stem cells is obviously best suited to the needs of the child it came from. However, some programs have begun collecting cord blood for storage that would act like a blood bank and be available for others.
Other kids in the same family may or may not be a close enough tissue match to use them safely. If enough cord bloods are saved, more people could get needed treatments.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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