Results of the cord blood transplantation (COBLT) study unrelated donor banking program.

@article{Kurtzberg2005ResultsOT,
  title={Results of the cord blood transplantation (COBLT) study unrelated donor banking program.},
  author={Joanne Kurtzberg and Mitchell S Cairo and J. Keith Fraser and LeeAnn Baxter-Lowe and Geoff A. Cohen and Shelly L. Carter and Nancy A Kernan},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={
          842-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND The goals of the Cord Blood Transplantation (COBLT) Study banking program initiated in 1996 were to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cord blood (CB) donor recruitment and banking and to build an ethnically diverse unrelated CB bank to support a transplantation protocol. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The program included collection centers, three banks, a steering committee, and a medical coordinating center (MCC) that developed and validated SOPs and a Web-based data… CONTINUE READING

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