Umbilical Cord Stem Cells – Encouraging Research News2 Dec. 2010
A technique which may eventually remove the need for matched bone marrow transplants has been used in humans for the first time.
If you know anyone expecting a baby soon – please do inform them about the possibility of donating the umbilical cord blood – which also contains stem cells that can be used for transplants.
Cord blood stem cell transplant hopes lifted – BBC News –
Further info here:
2008 Times article – also mentioning work by Prof Mufti’s team at King’s College Hospital here
How to donate: NHS Cord Blood Bank