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Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program.

Title Cord blood : establishing a national hematopoietic stem cell bank program / Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Emily Ann Meyer, Kathi Hanna, and Kristine Gebbie, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 314 pages) : illustrations, charts, forms
Contents Introduction -- Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation -- Research -- Umbilical cord blood banks and banking -- Ethical and legal issues -- Inventory of a national cord blood stem cell bank program -- Recommended structure of a national program
Summary With the potential for self-renewal and differentiation, the possibilities for stem cells are enormous. One specific type of stem cell, the hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC), which is derived from umbilical cord blood (as well as adult bone marrow and mobilized peripheral blood), holds particular promise. To make the most of these HPCs, the Institute of Medicine was asked to consider the optimal structure for a national cord blood program and to address pertinent issues related to maximizing the potential of stem cell technology. Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program examines: The role of core blood in stem cell transplantation; The current status of blood banks already in existence; The optimal structure for the cord blood program; The current use and utility of cord blood stem cell transplants; The best way to advance the use of cord blood units and make them available for research Expert advice from leaders in the fields of economics, public health, medicine, and biostatistics combine to make this very timely and topical book useful to a number of stakeholders
Notes "This study was supported by contract number HHSH25056028 between the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Academy of Sciences"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Blood banks.
Fetal blood -- Transplantation.
Hematopoietic stem cells.
Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.
Fetal Blood -- transplantation.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
Blood Banks -- methods.
Fetal Blood -- physiology.
Genre/Form Fulltext
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Internet Resource
Form Electronic book
Author Gebbie, Kristine M.
Hanna, Kathi E.
Meyer, Emily Ann.
LC no. 2005018345
ISBN 0309548624 (electronic bk.)
9780309548625 (electronic bk.)