The current status of umbilical cord blood collection in Japanese medical centers: Survey of obstetricians

Noriko Tada, Shiro Hinotsu, Hisashi Urushihara, Fumiyo Kita, Shunro Kai, Tsuneo A. Takahashi, Shunichi Kato, Minoko Takanashi, Kiminari Ito, Hideaki Sawai, Taira Maekawa, Shinji Kosugi, Koji Kawakami

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Abstract

As the first step of UCB banking, UCB collection has an important role in banking procedures. The aim of this study was to reveal the current status of UCB collection and discuss the management of the UCB bank. We conducted a questionnaire survey at medical centers collecting UCB, followed by semi-structured interviews with some respondents. Out of 38 institutes, 11 respondents (28.9%) thought that collection of UCB in addition to their routine medical services puts a burden on physicians. The obstetricians involved in the UCB collection are generally willing to participate in the procedure under current circumstances at medical institutes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
JournalTransfusion and Apheresis Science
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • UCB banking
  • Umbilical cord blood (UCB) collection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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Tada, N., Hinotsu, S., Urushihara, H., Kita, F., Kai, S., Takahashi, T. A., Kato, S., Takanashi, M., Ito, K., Sawai, H., Maekawa, T., Kosugi, S., & Kawakami, K. (2011). The current status of umbilical cord blood collection in Japanese medical centers: Survey of obstetricians. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 44(3), 263-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transci.2011.04.003