Racial and ethnic composition of volunteer cord blood donors: comparison with volunteer unrelated marrow donors.

BACKGROUND Umbilical cord blood is an alternative peripheral blood progenitor cell source for patients who need transplantation. A presumed advantage of cord blood is the ability to increase minority recruitment. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The racial composition of five member cord blood banks of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) was compared… CONTINUE READING