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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||International Journal of Artificial Organs|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 5|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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