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Foreigners account for 30% of illegal cord blood therapy patients

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Which means the Japanese account for 70% of illegal Cord Blood patients so why the focus on foreigners huh

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so why the focus on foreigners huh

Because the percentage is much higher than in the general population?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying that foreigners are being predominantly targeted for this scam, they are not the criminals here but the victims so the report It could lead to authorities focusing some resources into preventing this kind of problem by, for example, making sure that companies like the medical consulting firm mentioned do not introduce their clients to clinics that provide illegal treatments.

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Not all that long ago Abe made a statement regarding his governments desire to increase the number of medical tourists to Japan. He praised the "high quality" and "service" associated with the medical industry here.

Me thinks someone somewhere forgot to put an envelope into the right person's hands and they are paying the price for it!

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Still no hints as to where the cord blood was originally obtained. I hope that hospitals aren't conducting a shady side-business selling the cord blood from unsuspecting mothers, but I can't help but be a little suspicious. I wish the journalists would do more digging into this instead of focusing on the more sensationalist headline of the number of foreigners being treated.

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Striker10Today  10:34 am JST

"Still no hints as to where the cord blood was originally obtained. "

I'd also been wondering about the original source of the cord blood. Just watched part of a segment on the Miyaneya show. It said it was from women who had given birth in Japan (so we can probably assume most were Japanese) and stored the cord blood with a private firm in Tsukuba, Ibaraki in case of future need by their own family members. The firm went bankrupt, without fulfilling its contractural promises to find a new storage place. Also it seems practices were somewhat sloppy and in some cases it was not possible to identify whose blood it was. I was going out and don't know if they mentioned whether anyone was able to retrieve their stored blood. Anyway thd blood was taken over by one of the companies whose head was arrested.

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Instead of starting with "Foreign nationals accounted for about 30 percent of patients who received unauthorized therapies using blood from umbilical cords and placenta, which has been sold by a dealer charged with illegal handling of the blood, investigative sources say." why didn't they start with; Japanese nationals accounted for about 70 percent of patients who received unauthorized therapies using blood from umbilical cords and placenta, which has been sold by a dealer charged with illegal handling of the blood, investigative sources say.?

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Which means the Japanese account for 70% of illegal Cord Blood patients so why the focus on foreigners

Because foreigners account for about 2% of the population, you think maybe they were targeting a certain segment of the market? Yeah, so why the focus on foreigners? Your call. I am guessing they thought minimal recourse due to distance and language barriers.

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