A new method for placental/cord blood processing in the collection bag. I. Analysis of factors involved in red blood cell removal

F. Bertolini, M. Battaglia, C. Zibera, G. Baroni, V. Soro, C. Perotti, L. Salvaneschi, G. Robustelli Della Cuna

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Abstract

We describe a new procedure for large-scale CB processing in the collection bag, thus minimizing the risk of CB contamination. A solution of 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) was added directly to the CB containing bag. After RBC sedimentation at 4°C, the WBC-rich supernatant was collected in a satellite bag and centrifuged. After supernatant removal, the cell pellet was resuspended and the percent recovery of total WBC, CD34+ progenitor cells, CFU-GM and cobblestone area-forming cells (CAFC) evaluated. Results obtained with three different types of CB collection bags (300, 600 and 1000 ml) were analyzed and compared with those of an open system in 50 ml tubes. CB processing procedures in 300 and 1000 ml bags were associated with better WBC, CFU, CD34+ cell and CAFC recovery (83-93%). This novel CB processing procedure appears to be easy, effective and particularly suitable for large-scale banking under GMP conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-786
Number of pages4
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996

Keywords

  • Cord blood
  • Stem cell processing
  • Stem cells
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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