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Edited By: Paul M. Ness

Impact Factor: 3.526

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 22/67 (Hematology)

Online ISSN: 1537-2995

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Special Issue: Donating Blood: Who? Why? What of It?

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The March issue features a special Part 2 devoted to papers on blood donation. The issue is grouped into themed articles

1) the iron related issues of blood donation
2) donor recruitment and motivation
3) donor related infection risk
4) adverse impact of donation.

With 28 articles and commentaries, this special issue thoroughly covers the Why, Who and What of donating blood.

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Public Cord Blood Bank Inventory Size

This video discusses how many cord blood units should be stored. Cord blood is an important source of hematopoietic stem cells and has several advantages over bone marrow for transplantation including less strict human leukocyte antigen or HLA matching criteria. The greater the size of the cord blood bank, the greater the probability of finding a match for the patients’ HLA markers. Large cord blood banks, however, are not cost-effective.