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What's involved in allogeneic stem cell transplantation?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Donor matching.

This involves two people: the (healthy) donor and the (patient) recipient.
Donors must have a tissue (hla) type that matches the recipient. Matching is performed on three or more loci of the hla gene, and a perfect match at these loci is preferred. Even with this, immunosuppression is often needed due to graft vs host disease.

In brief: Donor matching.

This involves two people: the (healthy) donor and the (patient) recipient.
Donors must have a tissue (hla) type that matches the recipient. Matching is performed on three or more loci of the hla gene, and a perfect match at these loci is preferred. Even with this, immunosuppression is often needed due to graft vs host disease.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chemo +/- radiation

The first part of an allogeneic stem cell transplant involves giving chemotherapy and/or radiation to the patient.
Then the stem cells from a donor are infused intravenously. There are many risks and side effects possible with this treatment but it can help cure many diseases.

In brief: Chemo +/- radiation

The first part of an allogeneic stem cell transplant involves giving chemotherapy and/or radiation to the patient.
Then the stem cells from a donor are infused intravenously. There are many risks and side effects possible with this treatment but it can help cure many diseases.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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