UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum
In January 2010 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) was asked by the Department of Health to lead a review of stem cell transplantation in the UK, and to advise on future options to meet the needs of patients requiring stem cell transplants.
To conduct the review an expert panel was set up of over forty leading scientists, clinicians, economists, patient representatives and international experts from organisations including Anthony Nolan. The resulting report, which was published by the Minister for Public Health in December 2010, sets out a strategy to save 200 patient lives each year. Measures recommended include increasing UK cord blood donations, and improving the performance of UK-based stem cell registries.
To read the news release on the publication of the UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum click here.
To read the UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum report click here.
To read the annexes to the UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum click here.
1 December 2010