Knowledge and Perception of Cord Blood Bank among Lebanese Population

Bassam Charif Hamdar, Rita Abla


The cord blood cells are hematopoietic stem cells which can differentiate only into blood cells. In other words, cord blood stem cells are blood cell precursors which can form red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Nowadays, these cells are being used to treat blood and immune system that associated with genetic diseases, cancers, and blood disorders.

Due to the great value of the stem cells, new research and technology show that it is highly recommended that cord blood cells are reserved for the future use. This paper will shed light on the important aspects and the ability of doing blood cord bank in Lebanon.

This paper is exploratory in nature and its mere purpose is to focus on some aspects that were first not known in the Arab world in general and in Lebanon in specific. To achieve all the above, a questionnaire has been designed and delivered to the sample via different means.

An overview of this paper reveals some understanding about the level of awareness achieved by the Lebanese citizens. Other objectives came into play and some of those were the relation between banking cord blood and religion.

The outcome of this paper is a practicability study of blood cord bank which is related two concepts, with and against, by revealing the pros and cons of this subject.

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