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The collection and conservation in Italy of stem cells from umbilical cord blood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19705649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The blood contained in the umbilical cord offers a precious source of pluripotent stem cells, easily obtainable without invasive procedures, a source that, unlike embryonic stem cells, affords greater respect for ethical concerns. In relation to the therapeutic potential of these stem cells, personalized blood banks for newborns have been created and in various countries systems of research and cryoconservation of umbilical cord blood have been created, especially in private facilities. This facilitates promotion of the culture of donation and development of a network of umbilical cord blood sources, and spurs research to evaluate the real therapeutic potential of these cells. Italy has long prohibited management of umbilical cord blood in private form. Today, with new laws, Italy has achieved the indispensable legislative update in acknowledgment of social needs. Actually, the achieved system is solid autologous conservation. It guarantees to conserve a greater number of umbilical cords in public and private facilities.
G Ricci; A Conti; M Paternoster; P Buccelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and law     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0723-1393     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-26     Completed Date:  2009-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218185     Medline TA:  Med Law     Country:  Israel    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Substantive and Trial Juridical Disciplines, Legal Medicine, Law Faculty, University of Camerino, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Banks / legislation & jurisprudence
Fetal Blood / cytology*
Hematopoietic Stem Cells*
Regenerative Medicine / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence

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