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Cord Blood Banking in the Arab World: Current Status and Future Developments

Kirstin R.W. Matthews | Monica M. Matsumoto

Cord Blood Banking in the Arab World: Current Status and Future Developments.

By Kirstin Matthews, Monica Matsumoto and Rana Dajani

In addition to their therapeutic potential, cord blood banks raise ethical and regulatory questions, especially in emerging markets in the Arab world. In this article, the authors review cord blood banking in five countries in the region (Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates) that were selected for their different CB banking policies and initiatives. 

"Cord Blood Banking and the Arab World: Current Status and Future Developments" appears in the July 2015 issue of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.