December 5th, 2001

Stem Cells

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These are primitive cells in bone marrow that are important in making red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Generally, the stem cells are largely found in the marrow, but some leave the marrow and circulate in the blood. Using special techniques, the stem cells in blood can be collected, preserved by freezing and, later, thawed and used for therapy.

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