Cord Blood: Banks and Banking, Ethical Issues and Risks/Benefits


Lisandra Vanostrand (Editor)

Series: Recent Advances in Hematology Research, Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED038000

In this book, the authors discuss cord blood banks and banking, the ethical issues involved and the risks and benefits. Topics include the virological risks and benefits of cord blood banking; mesenchymal stem cells and their role in regenerative medicine applications; osteogenic potential of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells; public versus private cord blood banking; CCR5 deficient cord blood as a means of treatment for HIV-1 infection; and the therapeutic use of umbilical cord blood. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Virological Risks and Benefits of Cord Blood Banking
(György Berencsi III, Márta Csire, Katalin Szomor, Erzsébet Barcsay, Katalin Ördög, Mária Takács, János Minárovits, National Center for Epidemiology, Division of Virology, Budapest, Hungary)

Mesenchymal Stem Cells and its Role in Regenerative Medicine Applications
(Prathibha Shetty, Shabari Sarang, Chandra Viswanathan, Regenerative Medicine Group, Reliance Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, Dhirubhai Ambani Life Sciences Centre, Rabale, Navi Mumbai, India)

Osteogenic Potential of Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
(Kyoko Baba, Yasuharu Yamazaki, Akira Takeda, Eiju Uchinuma, Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan)

Public <i>Versus</i> Private Cord Blood Banking: Ethical Implications
(Elena Salvaterra, Unit of Bioethics, Scientific Institute IRCCS “Medea”, Associazione La Nostra Famiglia, Lecco, Italy)

CCR5 Deficient Cord Blood as a Means of Treatment of HIV-1 Infection
(Gero Hütter, Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University and German Red Cross Blood Service Baden, Württemberg, Hessen, Germany)

Therapeutic Use of Umbilical Cord Blood: Biology, Banking, and Ethical Issues
(Sang Hun Lee, So Young Yoo, Sang Mo Kwon, Laboratory for Vascular Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, Convergence Stem Cell Research Center, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea)
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