• trials
  • Search methods We searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (Cochrane Library 2015, Issue 6, 23 July 2015), MEDLINE (from 1946), Embase (from 1974), CINAHL (from 1937), the Transfusion Evidence Library (from 1950), and ongoing trial databases to 23 July 2015. (ox.ac.uk)
  • We also searched grey literature and contacted experts in transfusion for additional trials. (ox.ac.uk)
  • donor
  • Private cord blood banks store cord blood solely for potential use by the donor or donor's family. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the possibility that cord blood stem cells could be used for other purposes, the World Marrow Donor Association and European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies states "The possibility of using one's own cord blood stem cells for regenerative medicine is currently purely hypothetical. (wikipedia.org)
  • policy
  • The policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics states that "private storage of cord blood as 'biological insurance' is unwise" unless there is a family member with a current or potential need to undergo a stem cell transplantation. (wikipedia.org)
  • loss
  • In spine surgery (e.g., scoliosis ), correction with posterior spinal fusion using instrumentation, to prevent excessive blood loss. (wikipedia.org)
  • In cardiac surgery , both with and without cardiopulmonary bypass (e.g., coronary artery bypass surgery ), it is used to prevent excessive blood loss. (wikipedia.org)
  • Postoperative blood loss and hemoglobin change as well as transfusion rates and volumes were compared between the two groups. (ac.ir)
  • cell
  • Cord blood contains hematopoietic stem cells (which can differentiate only into blood cells), and should not be confused with embryonic stem cells or pluripotent stem cells, which can differentiate into any cell in the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cord blood stem cells are blood cell progenitors which can form red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the health care provider draws the cord blood from the placental end of the umbilical cord, the placenta is couriered to the stem cell laboratory, where it is processed for additional stem cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • rare
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when blood moves from one identical twin (the Òdonor twinÓ) to the other (the Òrecipient twinÓ) while in the womb. (resourcerepository.org)
  • collection
  • Cord blood collection happens after the umbilical cord has been cut and is extracted from the fetal end of the cord, diverting up to 75 +/- 23 mL from the neonate. (wikipedia.org)
  • An adequate cord blood collection requires at least 75mL in order to ensure that there will be enough cells to be used for a transplantation. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration regulates cord blood under the category of "Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue Based-Products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Before the cord blood is stored for later use, it undergoes viral testing, including tests for HIV and Hepatitis B and C, and tissue typing to determine Human Leukocyte Antigen type. (wikipedia.org)