Placental Blood: New Options in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

  • R. M. Weber-Nordt
  • R. Mertelsmann
Conference paper
Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 20)


Placental tissue and neonatal cord have attracted the special attention of many different cultures throughout history, with some groups attributing deep religious importance to them. For example, in the nineteenth century, Indian tribes gave a gift of neonatal cord in turtle-shaped amulets to the newborns to ensure a long life.


Cord Blood Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Umbilical Cord Blood Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell 
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