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Study: Cord Blood Better Than Bone Marrow from a Donor

(UPI) – Although doctors prefer bone marrow transplants for leukemia patients, a new study suggests cord blood transplants offer patients a better outcome. Researchers at the University of Colorado report the rate of rejection, infection and hospitalization are lower among patients receiving cord blood than those with a matched, unrelated bone marrow donor. Their recent study’s results, they say, may shift the conventional wisdom when deciding on transplant options for their patients.

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