Influence of mode of birth and collection on WBC yields of umbilical cord blood units.

@article{Sparrow2002InfluenceOM,
  title={Influence of mode of birth and collection on WBC yields of umbilical cord blood units.},
  author={Rosemary L. Sparrow and Jennifer A Cauchi and Lanny T Ramadi and Caryll M. Waugh and Mark Alexander Kirkland},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={210-5}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the influence of mode of birth and umbilical cord blood (CB) collection before (in utero) or after delivery of the placenta (ex utero) on total number of WBCs and CD34+ cells in CB units. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Consecutively donated, banked CB units were assessed for net volume, WBC concentration, total number of WBCs, proportion of CD34+ cells, and total number of CD34+ cells. These parameters were then correlated with the mode of birth and… CONTINUE READING
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