Are Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants Safe?

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During the last decade over 4000 umbilical cord blood transplants have been performed around the world. The interest in this mode of transplant has grown as well, as cord blood transplants are an alternative for treating cancer and serious diseases.

A Cord blood transplant carries with it as much risk as a bone marrow or peripheral blood transplant. The risk of infection may be higher after a cord blood transplant because of the longer time to graft. The chances of developing Graft Versus Host Disease is low, but the risk is still there. As every patient’s Case History is different from others, if you are considering Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant for the cure of an illness then you should consult the medical experts in this field before making any decisions.

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