INTERVIEW: U of M to Partner with St. Louis Company to Bank Cord Blood

Updated: 11/19/2013 7:59 PM
Created: 11/19/2013 7:24 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

Doctors are calling this a life-changing opportunity for patients. The University of Minnesota is in talks to partner with the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank to save cord blood.

That's placenta and umbilical cord blood that can be used to help cancer patients.

Doctors say cells in cord blood help fight cancers like leukemia. They also have natural killer cells that help with ovarian cancer, one that is resistant to chemotherapy.

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