Milestones in umbilical cord blood transplantation.

@article{Gluckman2011MilestonesIU,
  title={Milestones in umbilical cord blood transplantation.},
  author={Eliane Gluckman},
  journal={Blood reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={255-9}
}
Since the first human cord blood transplant, performed in 1988, cord blood banks have been established worldwide for collection and cryopreservation of cord blood for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Umbilical cord blood (UCB) has now become one of the most commonly used source of hematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation. Today a global network of cord blood banks and transplant centers has been established for a common inventory with an estimated 600,000 UCB have… CONTINUE READING

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