Stem Cell Sources

Haploidentical Donors

There are different kinds of donors for stem cell transplantation. The best matched donors are siblings but not everyone has siblings. The ultimate such donor is an identical twin, which is called syngeneic transplantation. On the other end of the spectrum is unrelated donor. Inevitably, an unrelated donor is less of a match than a properly screened sibling. Related haploidentical BMT is an alternative method for expanding the potential pool of stem

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