Cord Blood Banking and Donation

Program Director

A/Prof Ian Kerridge

Sydney Researchers

Dr Chris Jordens
Dr Wendy Lipworth
Dr Kim Strong
A/Prof Cameron Stewart

Research Student

Lorena Aparicio


Prof Paul Komesaroff
Dr Tracey O'Brien
Prof Peter Shaw

Research Grants

Project Title Ethical and Legal Issues Surrounding the Decision-Making Process for Donating and Banking Umbilical Cord Blood
Researchers Kerridge I, O’Brien T, Stewart C, Jordens C, Nassar N, Ankeny R
Grant Type NHMRC Project Grant 512416
Duration January 2008-December 2010
Funding $402,000 over 3 years: $148,500 (2008), $168,500 (2009), $85,000 (2010)
Project Title Towards a Best Practice of Emerging Technologies: PGD and HLA Typing for Paediatric Transplantation
Researchers Ankeny R, Shaw P, Jordens C, O’Brien T, Carter S, Kerridge I
Grant Type NSW Cancer Council Research Project Grant RG 07-16
Duration January 2007-December 2009
Funding $258,956 over 3 years: $84,790 (2007), $90,853 (2008), $83,313 (2009)



Stewart C, O’Connor M, Kerridge I. Regulating Umbilical Cord Blood Banking. Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics and the Centre for Values Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney. 2011. ISBN 978-1-74210-213-9.

Book Chapters

Biller-Adorno N, Wilson D, Kerridge I H, Chapman J. ‘Ethical Issues on the Use of Human Tissues and Cells’, in Warwick R, Brubaker S and Minge S (eds), Tissue and Cell Transplant. Wiley: London, 2011 (in press).

Samuel G, Kerridge I H, O’Brien T. “Ethical Issues Surrounding Umbilical Cord Blood Donation and Banking’, in Bhattacharya N and Stubblefield P (eds), Regenerative Medicine Using Pregnancy Specific Biological Substances, pp. 443-452. Springer, 2011.

Journal Articles

Bendorf A, Kerridge I H. Ethical issues of bone marrow transplantation in children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2011 (in press).

Axler RE, Strong KA, Jordens CFC, Ankeny RA, Barlow-Stewart K, Kerridge I H. What’s in a name? Searching the web for information about ethically contentious and emerging technologies. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2009; 2(2):173-183.

Bradstock K, Hertzberg M, Kerridge I H, Svennilson J, George B, McGurgan M, Huang G, Antonenas V, Gottlieb D. Single versus double unrelated umbilical cord blood units for allogeneic transplantation in adults with advanced haematological malignancies: a retrospective comparison of outcomes. Intern Med J. 2009; 39(11): 744-51.

Samuel G N, Strong K A, Kerridge I H, Jordens C F C, Ankeny R, Shaw P J. What place do “saviour siblings” have in paediatric transplantation? Establishing the role of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis with HLA typing. Arch Dis Child. 2009; 94(4):317-20.

Samuel G, Kerridge I H, O’Brien T. Umbilical cord banking: public good or private benefit? Med J Aust. 2008; 188(9): 533-35.

Samuel GN, Kerridge I H, Vowels M, Trickett A, Chapman J, Dobbins T. Ethnicity, equity and public benefit: a critical evaluation of public umbilical cord blood banking in Australia. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2007; 40(8): 729-34.

Samuel GN, Kerridge I H. Equity, Utility and the Marketplace: Emerging Ethical Issues of Umbilical Cord Banking in Australia. J Bioethical Inquiry. 2007; 4(1): 55-63.

Bradstock K F, Hertzberg M S, Kerridge I H, Svennilson J, McGurgan M, Huang, G, Antoneneas V, Gottlieb D J. Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for adults with haematological malignancies: results from a single Australian centre. Intern Med J. 2006; 36(6): 355-62.

Samuel GN, Ankeny RA, Kerridge I H. Mixing metaphors in umbilical cord blood transplantation. Am J Bioeth. 2006; 6(6): 58-9.