Chapter 19. Placental Umbilical Cord Blood: A True Blood Substitute

  1. Bikramjit Basu2,
  2. Dhirendra S. Katti3 and
  3. Ashok Kumar3
  1. Niranjan Bhattacharya Advisor

Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891315.ch19

Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing, and Applications

Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing, and Applications

How to Cite

Bhattacharya, N. (2009) Placental Umbilical Cord Blood: A True Blood Substitute, in Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing, and Applications (eds B. Basu, D. S. Katti and A. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891315.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, UP, India

  2. 3

    Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, UP, India

Author Information

  1. Biomedical Research and Consultant, Advanced Medical Research Institute (AMRI) Hospitals, Gol Park, B.P. Poddar Hospitals, Alipore, Apollo Gleneagle Hospital, and Vidyasagore Hospital, Calcutta, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470193402

Online ISBN: 9780470891315

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Keywords:

  • placental umbilical cord blood - true blood substitute;
  • true blood substitute - oxygen-carrying substitute for blood;
  • contemporary clinical experience - safety studies of cord blood transfusion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • The Problem of Safe Blood Transfusion and the Global Scenario

  • The Search for a True Blood Substitute and Its Problems

  • Wastage of the Placenta and Its Content

  • Rationality for the Use of Cord Blood as a True Blood Substitute

  • Cord Blood Stability in Room Temperature and Time

  • Contemporary Clinical Experience and Safety Studies of Cord Blood Transfusion

  • Special Properties of Cord Blood Transfusion

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgment

  • References