Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells, Cord Blood (By injection)
hee-mat-oh-POE-et-ik proe-JEN-i-ter sels, kord blud
Used as part of a stem cell transplant.
Hematopoietic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Hematopoietic progenitor cells, cord blood is used for blood cell transplantation procedures in patients with disorders that affect blood production. This medicine is derived from human blood that is collected from the umbilical cord and placenta. The hematopoietic progenitor cells go to the bone marrow where they become red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. These cells enter the blood stream and help restore low blood counts in patients with blood disorders.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
You may also receive medicines to help prevent adverse reactions to the injection.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine may cause an infusion reaction while you are receiving it or in the first few hours after the injection. Check with your doctor or nurse right away if you have a headache, dizziness, muscle aches, a fever or chills, or a rash or itchy skin.
Tell your doctor right away if you have swollen lymph glands, a fever, diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, or weight loss. These may be symptoms of PTLD, which can be life-threatening without immediate medical attention.
This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted viruses to people who have received them, although the risk is low. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned.
Keep all appointments with your doctor. He will need to check your blood or urine at regular visits.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast or slow heartbeat
Headache or dizziness
Loss of appetite or weight loss
Swollen or tender lymph glands in your neck, armpit, or groin
Unusual weight gain
Yellow skin or eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Redness, pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Allocord, Ducord, Hemacord
There may be other brand names for this medicine.