Investigation of the Total Nucleated Cell Yield of Cord Blood Units Collected From African-American Donors in Correlation With Gestational and Other Health Variables
- To correlate the total nucleated cell yield of cord blood units from African-American
cord blood donors with gestational history, maternal history, and delivery information.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Donors complete questionnaires about their demographics, maternal history, gestational
history, and delivery. Cord blood units (CBU) are collected in utero and transported to the
Stem Cell Processing Laboratory where they are evaluated for CBU volume and cell count
(i.e., total nucleated cell yield) and cryopreserved. The study results will then be used to
devise future interventional strategies to improve the yield of nucleated cells of CBU.
Time Perspective: Prospective
Correlation between total nucleated cell yield of cord blood units and gestational history, maternal history, and delivery information
Within a year
Voravit Ratanatharathorn, MD
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
United States: Food and Drug Administration