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October 07, 2005

Blood Cord Stem Cells

by Bill Wilson

Several bio-ethics bills, dealing with the controversial issues of cloning and embryonic stem-cell research which involve the destruction of human life, are bogged down in the U.S. Senate.

But another more ethical bill, involving federal funding for cord-blood research, a proven and non-controversial source of stem-cells, is also caught up in the delay. The Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Therapy and Research Act (S1317) would fund an additional 150,000 units of cord-blood and establish cord-blood banks for public use.

California Congressman Dan Lungren would like the Senate to move faster.

"We know that cord blood cell transplants can save lives now. While we may argue about the moral questions dealing with other types of stem cells, we should not allow that to stop us from saving children now."

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Posted by Blogorithm at October 7, 2005 09:58 PM

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