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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bransons helps Qatar Get Futuristic Cord Bank

This has just been emailed to me by a pregnant and very impressed friend.

According to Scientific American Qatar is setting up a progressive and futuristic cord bank.

The bank will store stem cells, when mothers give their permission, from the umbilical cords of infants.

A portion of those stem cells will be kept - potentially helping the child with future medical problems.

Other cells will be kept in a national bank for use for the general good.

Named the Virgin Health Bank, the project has been set up with the help of British Entreupeneur Richard Branson, who noted that it could quite quickly become larger than the UK's bank.

See the full article for more information.

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