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June 10, 2014
UT is both fertile and charitable, so why are cord blood donations so rare? One reason may be difference in how public and private storage banks are regulated.
"In 2007, the University of Utah began collecting umbilical cord blood donations for the National Cord Blood Stem Cell bank. Two years later, it expanded, adding Utah’s major labor wards to its public banking effort — giving more women in this most fertile of states the opportunity to save a life or contribute to research. But public banks are tightly regulated and expensive. In 2010, the U. quietly suspended its program due to cost overruns and the departure of its founder...." -- Kirsten Stewart, the Salt Lake City Tribune