Interface of private and public faces proposed cord blood bank

Ailversides, Ann
September 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/25/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 7, p705
Academic Journal
The article discusses the issues concerning the establishment of national public cord blood bank in Canada. It states that though the country has private cord blood banks, the need of a public bank arises owing to the increasing demand and necessity of cord blood transplantation. The proposed national public cord bank would ensure the availability of stored cord blood internationally through a register, and would be facing a stiff competition for cord blood with private banks that already have extensive marketing and recruiting networks. Canada's deputy ministers of health have given permission to the Canadian Blood Services to develop a detailed business plan for a national bank.


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