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Umbilical cord blood transplant

Umbilical cord blood transplant

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.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Umbilical cord blood transplant

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Umbilical cord blood transplant:

Anesthetic Requirements for Umbilical cord blood transplant

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Umbilical cord blood transplant may include:

Procedure Complications: Umbilical cord blood transplant

Possible surgical complications of Umbilical cord blood transplant may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Umbilical cord blood transplant

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is highly variable.

Umbilical cord blood transplant: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Umbilical cord blood transplant: Four to six weeks or longer.

Umbilical cord blood transplant: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Umbilical cord blood transplant) include:

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