Italy postpones cord blood export regulations
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Italian government has postponed the enforcement of regulations covering the export of umbilical cord blood for autologous use, pending further debate between the national and regional health authorities. On 3 April, it issued an Order setting a deadline of 31 December 2010 for finalising the relevant "state-regions agreement", as required under Order of 26 February 2009, which is the basis of the prospective regulations.
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