Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection From Adult Volunteers

About the study

This study will examine the development of stem cells (very immature cells produced by the bone marrow) and their potential to change into cells of other organ types. These cells will be studied for their potential use in creating replacement tissue for diseases ranging from diabetes to Parkinson s.

Healthy volunteers 18 years of age or older may be eligible for this study. Candidates will be screened with a medical history, physical examination, and blood tests.

Participants will undergo a process called ‘stem cell mobilization and apheresis’ to collect bone marrow stem cells. For five days before the collection they will receive injections of a hormone called G-CSF, which stimulates release of stem cells from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. On the fifth day of the injections, stem cells will be collected through apheresis. For this procedure, blood is collected through a catheter (plastic tube) placed in an arm vein and directed into a cell separator machine. There, the white cells and stem cells are separated from the other blood components through a spinning process and collected in a bag inside the machine. The rest of the blood is returned to the donor through a catheter in the other arm.

Study point of contact

John F Tisdale, M.D.
(301) 402-6497
[email protected]

Locations

1 United States site

Age

18 to 100 Years

Study type

Observational

Age

18 Years - 100 Years

Gender

All

Compensation

Unknown

participation requirements

Age 18 or greater.

Normal renal function: creatinine less than1.5 mg/dL, proteinuria less than1+.

Normal liver function: bilirubin less than 2.5 mg/dL, ALT less than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal, all other transminases less than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal.

Normal blood counts: WBC 3,000-10,000/mm3, granulocytes greater than 1,500/mm3, platelets greater than 150,000/mm3, hemoglobin greater than 12.5g/dL, MCV within normal limits.

Female volunteers of childbearing age should have a negative serum pregnancy test within one week of beginning G-CSF administration.

Meets NIH Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) eligibility criteria for blood component donation for in vitro research use (negative serologic tests for syphilis, hepatitis B and C, HIV, and HTLV-1).

Ability to give informed consent to participate in the protocol.

participation restrictions

Any underlying hematologic disorder including sickle cell disease.

Active viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection.

History of autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus.

History of cancer excluding squamous carcinoma of the skin and cervical carcinoma in situ.

History of cardiovascular disease or related symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath.

Any positive serum screening test as listed below.

Allergy to G-CSF or bacterial E. coli products.

Locations

  • Bethesda, Maryland, United States, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike, 20892 [Recruiting]
Last updated 2022-05-18