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- (pluh-SEN-tul blud tranz-plan-TAY-shun) The transfer of blood from a placenta to an individual whose own blood production system is suppressed. Placental blood contains high levels of stem cells needed to produce new blood cells. It is being studied in the treatment of cancer and severe blood disorders such as aplastic anemia.
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- allogeneic stem cell transplantation, autologous stem cell transplantation, graft-versus-host disease, GVHD, stem cell, syngeneic stem cell transplantation, transfusion, tumor model, umbilical cord blood, xenograft