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Cord Blood Contamination

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    Obiwan is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2009
    Hong Kong

    Cord Blood Contamination

    We have just been informed by the cord blood bank that our sample is contaminated with Enterococcus Faecalis, and that the blood can be treated with antibiotics when/if we need to use it in the future.

    Has anyone of you experienced contamination of cord blood? What did you decide to do? Did you continue to store the blood?

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    babymommy2 is offline Registered User
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    Aug 2008

    I don't know, I'd look for a second opinion. I don't know much about cord blood, but it sounds suspisious to me. Why would they treat it later instead of now? considering the cost of storing it, I'd want to know for sure if this was even possible.I did a quick google, and these 2 sites seem to reflect that contamination means you don't use it at all.

    ThermoGenesis Contaminated Cord Blood Recall Attorneys, Lawyers

    The umbilical cord blood processing

    One is law suit about contaminated cord blood and one is a lab sayign how great they are at not contaminating everything (advertising)

    I am looking at donating cord blood to a public bank and in their info sheet it says that if the sample is contaminated, it is never used.

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