Funding for this research was provided by:
European Commission (668353)
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Received: 1 August 2018
Accepted: 11 September 2018
First Online: 1 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The whole process of sample collection (peripheral blood and bone marrow aspirations) was carried in accordance to ethical guidelines and under the supervision of the Thalassemia & Hemoglobinopathies Unit, Division of Hematology of the Patras’ University Hospital. The study has been approved by the Patras’ University Hospital Ethical and Scientific Committee, and a written informed consent to participation from all patients and healthy donors was obtained. Fresh umbilical cord blood samples were collected from the Hellenic Cord Blood Bank (HCBB) of the Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens from healthy donors after their positive response to donate a portion of the sample (2–3 ml) for scientific research purposes.
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