Stem cell sources

Jose Leis

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There are various sources of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in use today, including bone marrow, peripheral blood, and umbilical cord blood. HSCs may be obtained from autologous (marrow or PBSC) or allogeneic (HLA-matched related [MRD], HLA-matched unrelated [MUD], mismatched related or unrelated donors, and umbilical cord blood [UCB]) sources. An international inventory of the majority of available adult unrelated donors and cord blood units is maintained by Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide ( In 2010, there were an estimated 13-14 million adult donors and 400,000-500,000 cord units available for use in HSCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBlood and Marrow Transplant Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Guide for Patient Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781441975058
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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