Doctors Seek Umbilical-Cord Blood Bank Blood saved from newborns' umbilical cords could help treat nearly 12,000 people a year who have leukemia and other diseases. But there is no uniform standard for storing the blood, according to a panel created by the Institute of Medicine calling for a national cord-blood bank to save a valuable resource.
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Doctors Seek Umbilical-Cord Blood Bank

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Doctors Seek Umbilical-Cord Blood Bank

Doctors Seek Umbilical-Cord Blood Bank

Doctors Seek Umbilical-Cord Blood Bank

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Blood saved from newborns' umbilical cords could help treat nearly 12,000 people a year who have leukemia and other diseases. But there is no uniform standard for storing the blood, according to a panel created by the Institute of Medicine calling for a national cord-blood bank to save a valuable resource.