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ETHICAL ASPECTS ABOUT INFORMED CONSENT IN CORD BLOOD COLLECTION FOR DIAGNOSTIC PURPOSES
Elena Tataranu, Maria Stamatin, Smaranda Diaconescu, Angelica Cristina Marin, Cornelia Savescu and Marin Burlea
Deepening the knowledge about genetic and epigenetic mechanisms studies (environmental caused) regarding atopy, brought revelations about intrauterine onset of allergies, proven by the presence of IgE in umbilical cord blood. Detection of these newborns and their inclusion in a specific care program further reduces the morbidity of allergic march with the undeniable effects on quality of life and healthcare costs. The dramatic increase in the prevalence of atopy in recent decades suggests the importance of IgE in umbilical cord determinations. The use of umbilical cord blood for diagnostic purposes requires clear laws and rules and this is the subject we suggest to debate in this paper.
Keywords: informed consent, cord blood, atopy, IgE