are doctors turning to cord blood rather than bone
are turning to cord blood rather than bone marrow
for a few reasons. Once is that bone marrow is difficult
to match between the recipient and donar. Normally
a perfect match is required in most instances. However,
since cord blood cells are the youngest of the cells,
it can be used successfully even if there is less
than a perfect match.
Another reason is due to availability. The banking
of cord blood stem cells allows for immediate availability
at the time of treatment.