Temporary interruption of cord blood sampling

“To combat and prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus epidemic in the Republic of Croatia, and following the recommendations of the profession, we hereby recommend that you suspend the activities of collecting and storing human milk, cord blood, bone tissue, and amniotic fluid until further limit the collection and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells only to emergencies, ” reads a referral from the Ministry of Health to clinical hospital centers, clinical and general hospitals in the Republic of Croatia received from the Clinical Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation Biology of University Medical Centre Zagreb.
Dear friends, now it is more than important to protect ourselves, to protect the health of others, and especially those immunocompromised.
The more we guard ourselves and be careful not to expose ourselves to the virus and the more vulnerable among us, this difficult epidemiological situation in Croatia and the world will sooner calm down and return to pre-epidemic status.
After that, life-saving tissue and cell collection programs will be available to us again.
Beware, this will pass as well, and please stay home if you have the opportunity.

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