1. Cord Blood Transplants: Perinatal Stem Cells in Clinical Practice

  1. Curtis L. Cetrulo MD,
  2. Kyle J. Cetrulo and
  3. Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr. MD
  1. Richard L. Haspel MD, PhD1 and
  2. Karen K. Ballen MD2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470480151.ch1

Perinatal Stem Cells

Perinatal Stem Cells

How to Cite

Haspel, R. L. and Ballen, K. K. (2009) Cord Blood Transplants: Perinatal Stem Cells in Clinical Practice, in Perinatal Stem Cells (eds C. L. Cetrulo, K. J. Cetrulo and C. L. Cetrulo), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470480151.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Pathology, 330 Brookline Avenue, Yamins 309, Boston, MA 02215, USA

  2. 2

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470420843

Online ISBN: 9780470480151



  • cord blood transplants - perinatal stem cells in clinical practice;
  • collection, processing, and utility of cord blood (CB) - no potential for harm to donor (mother or child);
  • Double Cord Blood Transplant (DCBT) - studying “competitive” transplants in humans


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants: Adult Donor Collection

  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants: Adult Donor Testing

  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants: Recipient Issues

  • Collection and Processing of Cord Blood Units

  • Bone Marrow versus Single Cord Blood: Pediatric

  • Bone Marrow versus Cord Blood: Adults

  • Cord Blood Transplant: Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Double Cord Blood Transplants: Ablative Regimens

  • Double Cord Blood Transplant: Non-Myeloablative Regimens

  • Chimerism

  • Predicting the Winner

  • Are Two Cords Better Than One?

  • Other Experimental Strategies

  • Summary

  • References