Stem cells from placental and cord blood stored with LifebankUSA are indicated to rebuild blood for use in the child or first or second degree blood relative.
The odds of a child using his/her own stem cells during his/her lifetime is estimated at 1 in 400. The potential risks/ benefits of stem cell transplantation vary and depend on many factors.
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Nietfield JJ, Pasquini MC, Logan BR, et al. Lifetime probabilities of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the U.S. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2008; 14(3):316-322.
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