National Bio Bank for Stem Cells

The Swedish government announced Thursday it is planning to create a national blood bank containing stem cells from donated umbilical cords.

Health Minister Ylva Johansson says the bio bank would make it possible to treat sick children for some kinds of leukemia and immune system defects, which today demand bone narrow transplants.

The national stem cell bank will be set up at the beginning of next year at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.

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