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Umbilical cord blood banking: public good or private benefit?

Gabrielle N Samuel, Ian H Kerridge and Tracey A O’Brien
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 599-600.
Published online: 17 November 2008

In reply: Roberts asserts that we are biased, paternalistic and driven by an ideological objection to private umbilical cord blood (UCB) storage. While this is impressive rhetoric, it bears little resemblance to the points made in our article.1

  • Gabrielle N Samuel1
  • Ian H Kerridge1,2
  • Tracey A O’Brien3

  • 1 Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Haematology Department, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Centre for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: gsamuel@med.usyd.edu.au

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