Umbilical cord blood donation: public or private?
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The Cord Blood Apgar: a novel scoring system to optimize selection of banked cord blood grafts for transplantation (CME). Page, Kristin M; Zhang, Lijun; Mendizabal, Adam; Wease, Stephen; Carter, Shelly; Shoulars, Kevin; Gentry, Tracy; ... (9 authors) (Transfusion, 2012-02)<h4>Background</h4>Engraftment failure and delays, likely due to diminished cord blood unit (CBU) potency, remain major barriers to the overall success of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT). To address ...
Noninvasive white blood cell quantification in umbilical cord blood collection bags with quantitative oblique back-illumination microscopy. Casteleiro Costa, Paloma; Ledwig, Patrick; Bergquist, Austin; Kurtzberg, Joanne; Robles, Francisco E (Transfusion, 2020-03)BACKGROUND:Umbilical cord blood has become an important source of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells for therapeutic applications. However, cord blood banking (CBB) grapples with issues related to economic viability, ...
CD34+ cell content of 126 341 cord blood units in the US inventory: implications for transplantation and banking. Barker, Juliet N; Kempenich, Jane; Kurtzberg, Joanne; Brunstein, Claudio G; Delaney, Colleen; Milano, Filippo; Politikos, Ioannis; ... (10 authors) (Blood advances, 2019-04)CD34+ cell dose is critical for cord blood (CB) engraftment. However, the CD34+ content of the CB inventory in the United States is unknown. We examined the CD34+ cell content of 126 341 red blood cell-depleted US units ...