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Cord blood banking in Jordan

Monica M. Matsumoto | Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Cord blood banking in Jordan.

By Monica M. Matsumoto, Rana Dajani, Yousef Khader and Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Umbilical cord blood (CB) transplants constitute a powerful treatment for conditions such as leukemia and lymphoma. CB banks are vital in storing and processing CB units for both treatment and research needs. In spite of the recent growth of CB banking and transplants, public awareness of these practices has not been fully characterized, especially in Arab Muslim countries.

This study, published in the May 2016 issue of Transfusion journal, assesses the attitudes of women in Jordanian maternity clinics with regard to CB banking and transplantation. Click here to view a preview of the paper. The full paper is available on a pay-per-view basis or by subscription.