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Umbilical Cord Blood from a French Newborn a Savior for Teen

Stem cell therapy with stored umbilical cord blood could have saved the life of a once desperately sick Australian teenager. After failing to find a bone marrow match, a one in 70 million shot, doctors decided there was no option but to use stem cells from the cord blood of a baby recently listed on an international register. This ended months of uncertainty for the Woodvale teen, who has had a rare blood disorder, which recently turned into a time-bomb with a risk of becoming deadly leukemia.

Stem cell therapy with stored umbilical cord blood could have saved the life of a once desperately sick Australian teenager. After failing to find a bone marrow match, a one in 70 million shot, doctors decided there was no option but to use stem cells from the cord blood of a baby recently listed on an international register. This ended months of uncertainty for the Woodvale teen, who has had a rare blood disorder, which recently turned into a time-bomb with a risk of becoming deadly leukemia. 

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