Background: The blood in the umbilical cord that provides the connection between mother
and fetus during pregnancy is called cord blood. The blood of umbilical cord which is usually got rid
of following birth, is a very rich stem cell source.
Objective: Cord blood collection gives no harm to the mother and baby. Besides, its allogeneic and autologous
usage, the most important disadvantage is that the number of cells is insufficient in adults.
Conclusion: Today, it is predominantly used for therapeutic purposes for many diseases. The aim of
this review is giving a detailed information about groups of stem cells in cord blood and determining
the point of clinical use.
Keywords: Clinical use, cord blood, stem cell, umblical cord blood, patent, haematology, haemopoetic diseases.
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