Marrow or Peripheral Blood for Hematopoietic Engraftment

Ronald D. Barr, Jacqueline Whang-Peng, Seymour Perry, Rainer Storb, Ross Prentice, E. Donnall Thomas

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


To the Editor: Implicit in the suggestion of Storb et al.1 that normal human peripheral blood may be used as a supplementary source of cells for hematopoietic engraftment is the belief that true hematopoietic stem cells circulate. This is a view with which we concur,2 and it has the support of circumstantial evidence derived from clinical experience.3 4 5 In this regard it should be noted that the demonstrable presence, in human blood, of progenitor cells committed to differentiation along established pathways6 7 8 9 10 is irrelevant to the goal of successful engraftment, since these cells have a limited capacity for self-replication.11 Using an.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-58
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Marrow or Peripheral Blood for Hematopoietic Engraftment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this