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A Need for Renewed and Cohesive U.S. Policy on Cord Blood Banking

Kirstin R.W. Matthews | Monica M. Matsumoto

A Need for Renewed and Cohesive U.S. Policy on Cord Blood Banking.

While the Food and Drug Administration currently regulates storage and use of cord blood (CB) in the United States, other state and federal guidelines on CB education, awareness and ethical considerations remain variable, and no mandatory international guidelines exist. To help organize and coordinate efforts across the United States and other nations, policymakers should implement regulations for high quality standards for both private and public CB banks, a commitment to ethical practices.

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