International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pathology | India | Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016


Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Current & Future Status

Dr. Kinara Patel [3] | Dr. Himani Patel [3]


Abstract: Umbilical cord blood (UCB) has been shown to be a suitable source of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for haematopoietic reconstitution. An increase in the number of UCB transplants indicates an expansion of utility in a broad spectrum of disease conditions. Along with the advantages, UCB also has limitations, and hence several investigators are working to further optimize UCB for this use. Beyond haematopoietic transplantation, additional potential applications of UCB include immunotherapy, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. UCB banking has improved with time largely due to involvement of professional organizations and their published standards. However, accreditation of these organizations remains voluntary, and in India three of ten banks are public with the remaining being private. Only one public and one private bank are American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) accredited in India. Government agencies need to provide regulatory and safety oversight, which is lacking in serveral countries. Public policy regarding UCB is in its infancy throughout most of the world. Ethical issues, including access to UCB banking and use as therapy for diseases other than haematological and metabolic disorders are in the early phase of trials and remain speculative.


Keywords: Haematopoietic reconstitution - stem cells - umbilical cord blood UCB


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016,


Pages: 877 - 882


How to Cite this Article?

Dr. Kinara Patel, Dr. Himani Patel, "Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Current & Future Status", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016, pp. 877-882, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=NOV152918

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