Cord Blood Banking Comparison Essay by Neatwriter

Cord Blood Banking
An investigational comparison of cord blood banking vs. bone marrow transplantation within minority populations.
# 61920 | 2,972 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 31, 2005 in Medical and Health (General)

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This paper investigates the probability that without effective intervention, umbilical cord banking will no better serve certain population groups, particularly minorities, any more effectively than existing bone marrow technology. It looks at how umbilical cord banking is more and more becoming a 'hot topic' among medical communities the world over and how recent technological advances have enabled scientists to bank umbilical cord blood as a source of hematopoietic stem cells for both pediatric and adult patients with certain blood related disorders.

Significance of the Study
Literature Review
Benefits Cord Banking
Cord Blood Vs. Bone Marrow Transplantation
The Effects of Intervention
Summary of Preliminary Literature Review
Possible/Anticipated Results

From the Paper:

"Ballen, et. Al (2002) performed a study comparing the racial composition of five member cord blood banks of the National Marrow Donor Program. The study examined cord blood and bone marrow donors using self reported racial designations and questionnaire, and showed that cord blood banks in California, Florida and Massachusetts recruited a lower percentage of minorities than the bone marrow centers in the same areas. However in New York and Colorado the recruitment for minorities was the same in both cord banks and marrow centers. However, the study also showed that in all of the centers examined, cord blood banks generally recruited a lower percentage of minorities than "those delivering at the respective hospitals" with the authors concluding that the problems of insufficient minority recruitment with regard to cord blood banking "Has not yet been solved" (Ballen, et. Al, 2002:1247)."

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