Cord Blood Transplant
Consider cord blood a graft source to extend transplant availability
Cord blood is a valuable graft source for clinicians to consider early in the search process, especially when you have a patient with a low likelihood of a 10/10 related or unrelated donor. With greater matching flexibility that can overcome HLA barriers, cord blood can extend the availability of transplant to more patients, including those who are ethnically diverse.
Every patient search through the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® provides centers with access to nearly 806,000 cord blood units on U.S. and global registries. There are more than 266,000 umbilical cord blood units on the Be The Match Registry®.
If you don’t use cord blood often in your practice, we have services available to assist you in choosing the best cord blood unit for your patient and caring for your patient pre- and post-transplant.
Explore our Cord Blood Unit Selection considerations and Transplant services.
Search and Testing: Access forms to request confirmatory typing of cord blood units. For a high-level overview of the cord blood unit confirmatory typing process that must be performed before a CBU is available for shipment to your transplant center, visit our Cord Blood Typing page.
Workup and Transplant: Access forms for cord blood shipment requests.
From expanding the donor pool to more patients in need and greater speed to transplant to lower incidence of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) and greater graft-versus-leukemia effect, discover the potential benefits of choosing cord blood as a graft source for your patients.
Explore support options available for you and your team as you consider cord blood as a graft source for your patient. Also access journal articles related to cord blood transplantation.
Discover how you can get direct access to an experienced cord blood transplant physician practicing in a transplant center. The physician can help you select the best CBU for your patient and guide you through any pre- and post-transplant care considerations or questions you may have.
Access a listing of domestic and international cord blood banks, including identification codes; the median turnaround time of typing and shipment requests; and location of source in the Unified List Type in MatchSource®. Or, explore additional resources to aid in international CBU selection and planning.
Explore information on requesting a cord blood unit for shipment and details of the process for shipment, receipt and transfusion.
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