Donor and Collection-Related Variables Affecting Product Quality in Ex utero Cord Blood Banking

  • Sabeen Askari


The umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) has emerged as a valuable alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for patients requiring allogeneic transplantation. Recent literature suggests that allogeneic UCBT may potentially emerge as the frontline stem cell source for pediatric patients. Double cord blood units (CBUs) and non-myeloablative engraftment strategies in adults have attracted further attention in clinical practice with the advantages of possible stronger graft-versus-leukemia effect and expanding transplantation indications.1


Cord Blood Placental Weight Cord Blood Banking Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation Hematopoietic Potential 
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I would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey McCullough, Dr. John Miller, and Gayl R Chrysler for their pertinent support, comments, insight, and advice regarding the process of evaluation of donor and collection-related variables affecting the cord blood quality at our regional cord blood bank.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory ServicesVeterans Affairs Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA

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