Stem cell transplants at childbirth

Paul R. Sanberg, Dong Hyuk Park, Cesar V. Borlongan

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Autologous transplantation of stem cells is a natural phenomenon at birth in mammals via the umbilical cord. Here, we discuss that a delay in the cord clamping may increase stem cell supply to the baby, thereby allowing an innate stem cell therapy that can render acute benefits in the case of neonatal disease, as well as long-term benefits against age-related diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalStem Cell Reviews and Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal stem cells
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Umbilical cord blood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Research


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