Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program

Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program

by Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program, Emily Ann Meyer, Kathi Hanna, Kristine Gebbie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309095867

ISBN-13: 9780309095860

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: National Academies Press

With the potential for self-renewal and differentiation, the possibilities for stem cells are enormous. One specific type of stem cell, the hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC), which is derived from umbilical cord blood (as well as adult bone marrow and mobilized peripheral blood), holds particular promise. To make the most of these HPCs, the Institute of Medicine

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Overview

With the potential for self-renewal and differentiation, the possibilities for stem cells are enormous. One specific type of stem cell, the hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC), which is derived from umbilical cord blood (as well as adult bone marrow and mobilized peripheral blood), holds particular promise. To make the most of these HPCs, the Institute of Medicine was asked to consider the optimal structure for a national cord blood program and to address pertinent issues related to maximizing the potential of stem cell technology. Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program examines:

  • The role of cord blood in stem cell transplantation
  • The current status of blood banks already in existence
  • The optimal structure for the cord blood program
  • The current use and utility of cord blood for stem cell transplants
  • The best way to advance the use of cord blood units and make them available for research Expert advice from leaders in the fields of economics, public health, medicine, and biostatistics combine to make this very timely and topical book useful to a number of stakeholders.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309095860
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction20
2Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation33
3Research56
4Umbilical cord blood banks and banking75
5Ethical and legal issues106
6Inventory of a national cord blood stem cell bank program120
7Recommended structure of a national program129
AppPotential nonhematopoietic uses for stem cells in cord blood
AppA cost-benefit analysis of increasing cord blood inventory levels
AppHLA overview
AppAnalysis of the NYBC, NMDP, and NHLBI cord blood data

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