B.C. Women's Hospital's Preemie Biobank is the first of its kind in Canada.
Dr. Pascal Lavoie is a neonatologist and the driving force behind the biobank, which has been able to focus on health issues unique to pre-term babies, including their vulnerability to infection.
There is no way you're going to understand this by studying an adult immune system," Lavoie said. "Babies are different, their cells react differently. That's why cord blood is vital."
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