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US FDA warns public of fraudulent stem cell schemes

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US regulators warned consumers about fraudsters peddling potentially dangerous and ineffective stem cell treatments, noting that only one stem cell product is approved by the US FDA – Hemacord, a hematopoietic progenitor cell product derived from cord blood, which is manufactured by the New York Blood Center and used for specified indications in patients with disorders affecting the body’s blood-forming system.

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