Characterization of banked umbilical cord blood hematopoietic progenitor cells and lymphocyte subsets and correlation with ethnicity, birth weight, sex, and type of delivery: a Cord Blood Transplantation (COBLT) Study report.

@article{Cairo2005CharacterizationOB,
  title={Characterization of banked umbilical cord blood hematopoietic progenitor cells and lymphocyte subsets and correlation with ethnicity, birth weight, sex, and type of delivery: a Cord Blood Transplantation (COBLT) Study report.},
  author={Mitchell S Cairo and Elizabeth L. Wagner and John K. Fraser and Geoff Cohen and C Van de ven and Shelly L Carter and Nancy A Kernan and Joanne Kurtzberg},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={856-66}
}
BACKGROUND The Cord Blood Transplantation (COBLT) Study banking program was initiated in 1996. The study goals were to develop standard operating procedures for cord blood (CB) donor recruitment and banking and to build an ethnically diverse unrelated CB bank to support a transplantation protocol. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) and lymphocyte subset (LS) content of approximately 8000 CB units were characterized, and these results were correlated with donor… CONTINUE READING

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