An international survey of unrelated umbilical cord blood banking
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2001
Volume 80, Issue 4, pages 236–243, May 2001
How to Cite
Stanworth, S., Warwick, R., Fehily, D., Persaud, C., Armitage, S., Navarrete, C. and Contreras, M. (2001), An international survey of unrelated umbilical cord blood banking. Vox Sanguinis, 80: 236–243. doi: 10.1046/j.1423-0410.2001.00039.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2001
- Received: 12 April 2000, revised 9 Febraury 2001, accepted 12 February 2001
- cord blood
To investigate operational and technical practices within the field of cord blood banking.
Materials and Methods
Cord blood banks world-wide were invited to participate in a survey of collection, processing and testing. The survey covered a 12-month period up to August 1998.
Replies were received from 18 cord blood banks. Analysis of the survey responses demonstrated wide variations in many aspects of cord blood banking.
There is a need for standardization to ensure adoption of best practice.