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Umbilical cord blood transplant: An umbilical cord blood transplant is the transfusion of healthy stem cells from a baby's umbilical cord into the same person (autogenic transplant) years later as a treatment for a weakened or abnormal immune system due to radiation or chemotherapy or with certain blood cancers. The cord blood may also be used in another individual (allogenic transplant). The cord blood consists of stem cells that differentiate into mature blood cells that fight infection and disease.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Umbilical cord blood transplant:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Umbilical cord blood transplant may include:
Possible surgical complications of Umbilical cord blood transplant may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is highly variable.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Umbilical cord blood transplant) include:
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