Obstetric predictors of placental/umbilical cord blood volume for transplantation.

  title={Obstetric predictors of placental/umbilical cord blood volume for transplantation.},
  author={Johannes Jones and Cladd E. Stevens and Pablo Rubinstein and Robert R. Robertazzi and Angela Kerr and Michael F. Cabbad},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={188 2},
OBJECTIVE Umbilical cord blood is an effective alternative to bone marrow as a source of hematopoietic stem cells in transplantation. However, the amount of donor blood and the cell content that are collected may be insufficient for engraftment in some adult recipients. This study identifies obstetric factors that affect retrievable placental cord blood volume. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of factors that were obtained by direct observation or medical record review that were related… CONTINUE READING