Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation

  • Karen Ballen

Part of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine book series (STEMCELL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jessica M. Sun, Joanne Kurtzberg
    Pages 17-38
  3. Monica B. Pagano, N. Rebecca Haley
    Pages 39-47
  4. Andromachi Scaradavou
    Pages 49-58
  5. Kristin M. Page, Suhag Parikh, Joanne Kurtzberg
    Pages 85-106
  6. Mouhab Ayas, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Mahmoud Aljurf, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Amal Alseraihy
    Pages 167-175
  7. Paolo F. Caimi, Leland Metheny, Marcos de Lima
    Pages 193-202
  8. Francesco Frassoni, Francesca Bonifazi, Marina Podestà, Giuseppe Bandini, Daniela Cilloni, GianMario Sambuceti
    Pages 203-210
  9. Christopher G. Kanakry, Ephraim J. Fuchs
    Pages 221-234
  10. Karen K. Ballen
    Pages 269-275
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-286

About this book


This comprehensive volume discusses the current scope of umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT), including recent controversies and future developments for improving clinical outcomes. Its twenty chapters introduce new applications in regenerative medicine and discuss the latest scientific, regulatory, clinical and investigational aspects of cord blood banking. Physicians from around the world provide a global collaboration which explores strategies for umbilical cord blood expansion, homing, unit selection, and combining of graft sources to improve patient outcomes. Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation also reviews advances in pediatric UCBT for hematologic and non-hematologic disorders as well as immune recovery, which is critical to preventing infection. Finally, it compares UCBT with other graft sources in an attempt to understand the optimal graft source for the individual patient.

UCBT is an important option for many patients who need a transplant but do not have a family donor or a matched unrelated donor. The collective and timely  knowledge presented here is essential reading for any regenerative medicine investigator, cord blood banker, transplant laboratory scientist or clinical physician interested in improving and expanding the applications of umbilical cord blood.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Ballen
    • 1
  1. 1.Leukemia ProgramMassachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06443-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06444-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8985
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8993
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