Placing the newborn on the maternal abdomen increases the volume of umbilical cord blood collected.

@article{Pafumi2001PlacingTN,
  title={Placing the newborn on the maternal abdomen increases the volume of umbilical cord blood collected.},
  author={Carlo Pafumi and Gaetano Zizza and Antonio Russo and Mario La Farina and Giovanni Pernicone and Sebastiano Bandiera and Paolo Giardina and Lucia Mangiafico and R. Mancari and Ilaria Maggi and A. E. Calogero and Antonio Cianci},
  journal={Clinical and laboratory haematology},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={397-9}
}
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is an important therapy for certain haematological and malignant disorders. Umbilical cord blood contains a high proportion of potentially transplantable haematopoietic progenitor cells. However, the use of cord blood stem cell transplantation is limited by the low number of stem cells obtainable from a single cord blood donor. The aim of our study was to investigate the possibility that procedures during delivery might influence the number of umbilical… CONTINUE READING