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Advantages of cord blood as an alternative source of stem cells:


1.        Ease of procurement

2.        Absence of risks to the donor

3.        Reduced likelihood of transmitting infections

4.        Storeage of fully tested and HLA-typed stem cells 

5.        CB-transplantations result in a similar long-term survival together with decreased GvHD and better long- term immune recovery compared to HLA- matched unrelated BM transplants.

6.        The search for an HLA-matched unrelated adult donor may take as long as 3-4 months. Cord blood, however, is promptly available for immediate use, which may be crucial for patients with aggressive malignancies.

7.        For patients in urgent need cord blood offers a higher chance to find a suitable donor and is safer due to less stringent HLA-matching requirements. 

8.        Vivocell cord blood banks provide the transplantation centre with all information required, including high resolution HLA typing, comprehensive viral and bacteriological status, donor´s family medical history and a detailed report of the unit´s cellular composition, as well as a report on collection, transportation, preparation, freezing process and storing conditions. 

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