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noun affinity, agnation, ancestry, breed, brethren, brood, children, clan, cognation, common ancessry, consanguinity, derivation, descent, ethnic group, family connection, family relationship, family tie, family tree, filiation, genealogical tree, genealogy, gentility, genus, heredity, heritage, issue, kind, kindred, kinsfolk, kinship, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, line, lineage, nationality, next of kin, offspring, one's people, parentage, pedigree, propinquity, relations, sanguis, stock, strain, ties of family, tribe
Associated concepts: blood heirs, blood issue, blood relatives, full blood, half blood, mixed blood
Foreign phrases: Consanguineus est quasi eodem sannuine natus.A person related by consanguinity is, as it were, one born from the same blood. Pueri sunt de sannuine parentum, sed pater et mater non sunt de sannuine puerorum. Children are of the blood of their parrnts, but the father and mother are not of the blood of their children.
See also: ancestry, bloodline, descent, lineage

BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

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Blayke received the transplanted blood from the San Mateo-based International Cord Blood Foundation, one of the biggest of the new banks.
Cord blood collection poses no threat to the baby and therefore, circumvents the ethical issues of embryonic stem cells.
Cord blood stem cells have distinct advantages over other sources, including that the cells are younger, more adaptable, and more pure.
Wagner of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis is scheduled to report similarly encouraging results from 18 more cord blood transplants, most of them involving a single HLA antigen mismatch, in the August Blood.
It could be a particular boon to African-Americans, for whom the shortage of donors is most acute, say experts at the University of Chicago's Wyler Children's Hospital, which was among the first hospitals in the area to perfect the cord blood transplant technique.
My husband and I think of cord blood banking as an insurance policy," says Christina Corvo, an expecting mother banking her child's cord blood with NECBB.
Within the United States, cord blood banks have appeared in nearly every state.
Using cord blood allows the sick child to receive a transplant soon after the birth of a compatible sibling, whereas candidates for marrow transplants must wait until the donor is at least 6 months old.
Physicians nationwide acknowledge that cord blood is a source of the rich, blood-forming cells needed by transplant patients.
The report is designed to guide decision-making of global cord blood banks, as well as to advise companies investing in the cord blood banking sector, including venture capital funds and private investors.
First quarter business results were favorably impacted in part by public policy supporting increased education and awareness of cord blood banking.
When considering the future health of their family, the decision to save or donate cord blood is among the most critical choices that expectant parents will make.