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Viet Nam's third stem cell bank opens in HCM City

Update: April, 17/2012 - 15:16

HA NOI – A stem cell bank has opened in HCM City under the auspices of the Hospital of Blood Transfusion and Haematology.

It's the nation's third stem cell bank.

The hospital's bank of umbilical cord blood will be restructured to accommodate the bank which currently manages 3,000 samples of stem cells, mostly umbilical cords and stem cells from donors.

Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into specific specialised cells, such as a blood cells. Research is being done around the world into their use for treating diseases of the blood, nerve, heart and bone marrow. – VNS

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