Umbilical Cord Blood Collection, Storage and Transplantation: Issues and Recommendations for Expectant Parents and Patients

Cancer Research Therapy and Control 10: 217-226, 1999

Posted: 4 Sep 2014

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Franklin Smith

Independent

Joel Kurtzberg

Independent

E. Karson

Independent

C. Howe

Independent

Benjamin Wilfond

University of Washington

Hal Broxmeyer

Indiana University

Anna C. Mastroianni

University of Washington - School of Law; University of Washington, Dept. of Health Services, School of Public Health; University of Washington, Dept. of Pediatrics and Department of Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine

Samuel R. Gross

University of Michigan Law School

Jeremy Sugarman

Independent; Johns Hopkins University

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

Clinical investigators have recently explored the suitability of umbilical cord blood as an alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for children and adults in need of transplantation who do not have suitably matched bone marrow donors. Despite the great benefits that cord blood may offer patients in need of a transplant procedure, there exists a number of uncertainties regarding cord blood banking and transplantation. To better delineate the issues pertaining to cord blood collection, storage and transplantation and to formulate recommendations that may be helpful to patients and expectant parents, a meeting of individuals with expertise in pediatric hematology/oncology, stem cell transplantation, obstetrics, cord blood banking, cord blood biology, ethics, law, and governmental regulation was convened. In this report, we summarize the proceedings of that meeting and attempt to clarify many of the complex issues expectant parents and patients may confront regarding cord blood collection, banking and transplantation.

Keywords: Blood, Cord Blood, Parents, Patients, Transplantation, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Blood Transfusion, Donation / Procurement of Organs and Tissues, Health Care for Newborns and Minors

Suggested Citation

Smith, Franklin and Kurtzberg, Joel and Karson, E. and Howe, C. and Wilfond, Benjamin and Broxmeyer, Hal and Mastroianni, Anna C. and Gross, Samuel R. and Sugarman, Jeremy, Umbilical Cord Blood Collection, Storage and Transplantation: Issues and Recommendations for Expectant Parents and Patients (1999). Cancer Research Therapy and Control 10: 217-226, 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2490729

Franklin Smith

Independent ( email )

Joel Kurtzberg

Independent ( email )

E. Karson

Independent

C. Howe

Independent

Benjamin Wilfond

University of Washington ( email )

Seattle Children's Hospital
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Hal Broxmeyer

Indiana University ( email )

107 S Indiana Ave
100 South Woodlawn
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

Anna C. Mastroianni (Contact Author)

University of Washington - School of Law ( email )

William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
United States

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University of Washington, Dept. of Health Services, School of Public Health ( email )

Seattle, WA 98103
United States

University of Washington, Dept. of Pediatrics and Department of Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine ( email )

Seattle, WA 98195
United States

Samuel R. Gross

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
734-764-1519 (Phone)
734-764-8309 (Fax)

Jeremy Sugarman

Independent ( email )

Johns Hopkins University ( email )

Baltimore, MD 20036-1984
United States

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