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Unrelated-donor umbilical cord blood (CB) is a useful alternative hematopoietic stem cell source for patients without suitably matched and readily available related or unrelated stem cell donors. Expectant parents today may have the option of either donating the CB to a public CB bank or keeping and storing the CB in a private bank for potential use in the(More)
The authors report a patient with the acquired B antigen whose serum contained a factor capable of inducing the acquired B phenotype on normal A1 red cells in vitro. The patient's red cells were not, however, agglutinated by a monoclonal anti-B. These findings and the abolition of the acquired B antigen by treatment of the patient's red cells with acetic(More)
We investigated the safety and efficacy of using a single unit of packed red blood cells until its expiration date (35 days) to meet the transfusion needs of infants weighting < 1.5 kg. Unit concentration of potassium and infants' hematocrit value, K+ level, pH, and base excess were measured before and after transfusion. Compared with control infants, study(More)
Inflammatory stimuli enhance the adherence properties of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) for neutrophils (PMN). This is mediated in part by the up-regulation on HUVEC of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1 (ICAM 1). Phorbol esters, which activate protein kinase c (PKC), have also been reported to enhance the adherence properties of HUVEC for(More)
Banked, unrelated, partially HLA-matched, umbilical cord blood is an alternative stem cell source for patients in need of transplantation therapy who lack traditionally matched donors. A presumed advantage of cord blood is the ability to increase recruitment of donors of minority ethnic backgrounds. The American Red Cross Cord Blood Program was established(More)
We previously demonstrated that neutrophil (PMN) phagocytosis of opsonized zymosan (OPZ) caused oxygen-dependent inhibition of chemotactic peptide receptor (CPR) binding using the ligand 3H-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (3H-FMLP). In the current studies we sought to determine the mechanism of CPR inhibition by OPZ. We found that 3 mM cysteine and 5(More)
Granulocyte concentrates collected from normal donors are necessarily stored for varying intervals up to the time of transfusion. However, information regarding the fate of collected cells and the optimal mode of storage in vitro in the interval between collection and transfusion is far from complete. We studied granulocyte function during preservation of(More)
BACKGROUND A proportion of candidates for high-dose chemotherapy with autologous PBPC support (HDC-PBPCS) will not provide an adequate PBPC yield from their first mobilization. The value of re-mobilization and the best regimen for re-mobilization in these patients is unclear. METHODS In 23 patients who failed to provide > or = 3 x 10(6) CD34+ cells/kg(More)