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University of Indiana School of Medicine researcher Hal Broxmeyer, and coauthors reported in the January Proceedings of the National Academy of Medicine they have been successful in successfully growing human cord blood frozen in 1985 and 1986 in laboratory cultures with the same success as fresh cord blood.
An increasing number of new mothers are paying more than $1,300 to have their stem-cell rich umbilical-cord blood frozen at minus 400 [degrees] F for potential future medical use.
Taking the advantages of autologous transfusions one step further, some people have begun having their blood frozen for later use -- a procedure not highly recommended by major health organizations.