Umbilical cord blood: Current status and future directions

D. H. McKenna, C. G. Brunstein

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Once considered biological waste, umbilical cord blood (UCB) has become an accepted source of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). With initial success in the pediatric setting, UCB transplantation continues to gain favor in the adult patient population. Novel approaches to UCB transplantation include use of two units and a variety of graft manipulations. Additional uses for UCB are currently being explored and include applications in regenerative medicine and immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-162
Number of pages13
JournalVox Sanguinis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Cellular therapy
  • Haematopoietic stem cell
  • Umbilical cord blood


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