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OBJECTIVES: 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. RESULTS: Replies were received from 18 cord blood banks. Analysis of the survey responses demonstrated wide variations in many aspects of cord blood banking. CONCLUSION: There is a need for standardization to ensure adoption of best practice.

Original publication

DOI

10.1046/j.1423-0410.2001.00039.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Vox Sang

Publication Date

05/2001

Volume

80

Pages

236 - 243

Keywords

Blood Banks, Blood Transfusion, Data Collection, Fetal Blood, Humans