Cord blood banking for stem cell transplant

F. Bertolini, L. Lazzari, C. Corsini, E. Lauri, F. Gorini, G. Sirchia

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Abstract

Umbilical cord blood has been recently used as a source of hematopoietic progenitor cells for transplantation of pediatric patients. This study was performed to evaluate the feasibility of a cord blood bank for unrelated transplant. When the umbilical cord was clamped within 20 seconds after delivery, it was possible to collect 86±25 ml of cord recipients with more than 2000 CFU-GM/kg; 53% of cord blood samples were found to contain enough CFU-GM for engraftment in 50-70 kg adult patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-112
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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