COBLT

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation Study

CPD

citrate-phosphate-dextrose (an anticoagulant)

CRIR

Caitlin Raymond International Registry


DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DMSO

dimethylsulfoxide (a cryoprotectant)


EBMT

European Group for Bone Marrow Transplantation

EFS

event-free survival


FACT

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration


G-CSF

granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

GLP

good laboratory practice

GMP

good manufacturing practice

GPA

genetic privacy act

GTP

good tissue practice

GVHD

graft versus host disease

GVL

graft-versus-leukemia


HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HCT/Ps

human cellular and tissue-based products

HLA

human leukocyte antigen (human major histocompatibility complex)

HPC

hematopoietic progenitor cell

HR

high resolution

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

HSC

hematopoietic stem cells


IBMTR

International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry

ICBTR

International Cord Blood Transplant Registry

IL-2

interleukin-2

IND

investigational new drug

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRB

Institutional Review Board

ISBT

International Society of Blood Transfusion

ISCT

International Society for Cellular Therapy (formerly ISHAGE)

ISHAGE

International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering

ISO

International Standards Organization



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