Stem Cells - Transplantation in USA
The umbilical cord blood stored in a private bank in California was used for transplantation. At the 49th American Society of Hematologists Conference held in Atlanta (8-11 December 2007), a report from the activity of a private umbilical cord blood bank in San Diego was introduced. In the period from December 1993 to June 2007, 18 portions of umbilical cord blood for autologous transplantations and 35 portions for siblings allogenic transplantations were given. The autologous transplantations were performed in cases of severe aplastic anaemia (4), cranium injuries (7), diabetes type I (3) and immune system impairment (1). The allogenic transplantations were performed on patients, who suffered from leukaemia (acute and chronic), aplastic and inherited anaemias.
Transplanted cells were stored from 1 to 114 months. The vitality of cells, after unfreezing, amounts to over 90%.