A medical breakthrough at McMaster University could hold new hope for adults with blood cancers and other blood disorders.
The discovery is a protein that can be used to help grow more umbilical cord blood stem cells.
Lead researcher Kristin Hope says by making more of the protein, her team believes they can grow more cord stem cells.
She says by expanding the stem cells more donated samples could be used for transplants.
The research also involved collaborators from the universities of Toronto, Montreal and California at San Diego.