Indications for Utilization of Stored Umbilical Cord Blood

Introduction Since the first umbilical cord blood transplantation in 1988 for Fanconi’s anemia (1), umbilical cord blood has become a safe and dependable alternative donor graft source for use in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Approximately 10% of alternative donor grafts for adult hematopoietic cell transplants are umbilical cord blood.(2) Umbilical cord blood has many advantages…

Prevalence of Medical Conditions Potentially Amenable to Cellular Therapy among Families Privately Storing Umbilical Cord Blood.

Introduction Until recently umbilical cord blood was considered medical waste. Little is known about the prevalence of conditions potentially amenable to cellular therapy among families storing umbilical cord blood in private cord blood banks. This is the first cross-sectional study of disease prevalence among families with stored umbilical cord blood (UCB) at a private cord…