Investigation of the Immature Stage of the Cord Blood Banks and Their Regulation in China
Journal International de Bioéthique = International Journal of Bioethics 2008 December; 19(4): 105-116
Cord blood banks (CBBs) collect umbilical cord blood and isolate therefrom the stem cells which may be transplanted into patients serving treatment of many kinds of serious diseases. As one kind of health resource, CBBs need regulation to guarantee its fair development and safe application. During the past decade, several CBBs have been established in China and related measures have been administered to regulate their establishment and manipulation. How about the actual situation of CBBs in China, including, how are they regulated and what are the problems with the CBBs in practice? Upon introduction to cord blood and the CBBs, this paper investigates the practical situation of the CBBs in China and their regulation, and explores the corresponding problems which need to be dealt with. It is held that the CBB system in China is still at an initial stage, not only for its establishment and operation, but for its regulation as well; and, therefore, justification of a more sustainable CBB system for a better development is needed in China.
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Cord Blood Banking: Information for the Caregiver Folder Pocket in This Publication Contains "A Caregiver Questionnaire" to Be Completed and Mailed Back to the Cord Blood Registry; an Instruction Sheet: "Steps for Collection Using the CBR Cord Blood Registry Collection Kit;" a Photocopy of an Article by George O. Thomasson, "Managing Risks in Cord Blood Counseling," Cord Blood News: A Quarterly Publication Dedicated to Cord Blood Awareness, Education, and Research 1997 Spring; 2(2); and A Photocopy of an Editorial by Richard Schwarz "Cord Blood Banking: Your Role" Ob.Gyn. News 1997 May 1; 32(9) Unknown author (Cord Blood Registry, 1998)