First transplant of privately banked cord blood


01-Jan-1998

A family in Brazil had a son who was treated for leukemia. When they later had a daughter, they were offered private storage of her cord blood in case their son relapsed. Instead, the girl developed neuroblastoma and received a transplant using her own cord blood. This was the first ever transplant of privately banked cord blood, and was published by her doctors.

Reference:
Ferreira et al. 1999, Bone Marrow Transplantation; vol 24: p.1041



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