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Establishing a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Unit

A Practical Guide

  • Éliane Gluckman
  • Dietger Niederwieser
  • Mahmoud Aljurf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dietger Niederwieser
    Pages 13-25
  3. Marcelo C. Pasquini, Alok Srivastava
    Pages 27-38
  4. Simone Cesaro
    Pages 39-45
  5. Jeff Szer
    Pages 47-54
  6. Franco Locatelli, Luisa Strocchio
    Pages 55-81
  7. Narendranath Epperla, Mehdi Hamadani, Mary M. Horowitz
    Pages 83-109
  8. Katharina Fleischhauer, Peter A. Horn, Andrea Harmer
    Pages 111-128
  9. Christian Chabannon, Annalisa Ruggeri
    Pages 129-139
  10. Joerg P. Halter, Nina Worel, Jakob R. Passweg
    Pages 141-154
  11. Mickey B. C. Koh, Mark Lowdell, Tom Leemhuis
    Pages 155-169
  12. Rafael F. Duarte, Isabel Sánchez-Ortega
    Pages 171-182
  13. Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue, Yoshiko Atsuta, Yoshihisa Kodera, Shinichiro Okamoto
    Pages 183-195
  14. Hildegard T. Greinix
    Pages 197-217
  15. Eoin McGrath, Kathy Loper
    Pages 219-230
  16. Navneet S. Majhail, Shahrukh K. Hashmi
    Pages 231-243
  17. Amr Nassar, Alok Srivastava, Shahrukh K. Hashmi, Mahmoud Aljurf
    Pages 257-270

About this book


This text aims to provide simplified practical guidelines to start a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation unit which could be implemented in most centers and countries worldwide. The book also provides guidelines for existing transplantation units to upgrade their practice and implement new policies and procedures, in addition to developing therapies according to latest international standards and regulations.

The book covers a wide range of practical implementation tools including HSCT program team structure, building inpatient and outpatient HSCT units, requisite laboratory support for transplantation program, practical aspects of stem cell collection and processing, HSCT program quality management, education and training, and data management. The book also addresses cost effectiveness and recommendations for establishing transplantation program in countries with limited resources. 

Written by group of internationally established experts in their corresponding hematopoietic stem cell transplantation fields, with contributions from many leaders of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation organizations, Establishing a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Unit: A Practical Guide is an essential, practical resource for all members of the multidisciplinary hematopoietic stem cell transplantation team.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Éliane Gluckman
    • 1
  • Dietger Niederwieser
    • 2
  • Mahmoud Aljurf
    • 3
  1. 1.Eurocord Hôpital Saint LouisParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Hematology and Medical OncologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Oncology CenterKing Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia

About the editors

Éliane Gluckman, MD
Eurocord Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France

Dietger Niederwieser, MD 
University of Leipzig, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Germany

Mahmoud Aljurf, MD
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Oncology Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Establishing a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Unit
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Editors Éliane Gluckman
    Dietger Niederwieser
    Mahmoud Aljurf
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-59356-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86606-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-59358-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 306
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hematology
    Blood Transfusion Medicine
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