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Cord

A unit of volume used to measure quantities of firewood in Canada and the United States. The cord is equivalent to 3.62 cubic meters.
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All wounds were debrided in an operating room or clinic before cryopreserved umbilical cord (NEOX Wound Allograft) was placed directly over the wound.
The DCRC was established in 2006 and the prime objective of the centre is to retrieve a newborn's umbilical cord blood at birth and extract the haemopoietic stem cells and carry out its cryopreservation.
The team found two separate umbilical cord donors that were a good match.
Canada is the only G8 country that does not have a national public umbilical cord blood bank.
Circulating ECFCs isolated from umbilical cord blood and those isolated from human placenta are phenotypically identical and have equivalent proliferative potential," said study lead author Michael P.
When her little sister Sophie was born 10 years ago her parents Andrea, 43, and dad Craig, 39, a crane driver, froze her umbilical cord in the hope it would be a match for Chloe in case she needs it.
Traditionally, the design and size of newborn nappies means the umbilical cord is covered," said Huggies brand manager Taryn Weeks.
Researchers were "now finding more uses for blood donations taken from the umbilical cord at birth," he said.
The pioneering move using umbilical cords by haematologists at Heartlands Hospital is giving new hope to blood cancer patients, many of whom have died because they were unable to find a bone marrow donor.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comments on a new cord blood demonstration project it intends to fund this year with a goal of determining (1) the key questions that should be studied through the project; (2) the mechanism for funding the project; and (3) umbilical cord blood bank liability.

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