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Why can't people with auto-immune diseases donate marrow?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Harms the recipient

When marrow stem cells are transplanted, the immune system of the donor is transplanted into the recipient.
That could result in the auto-immune disease of the donor becoming a problem for the recipient. That would be on top of the risk of graft versus host disease that all patients face after transplant.

In brief: Harms the recipient

When marrow stem cells are transplanted, the immune system of the donor is transplanted into the recipient.
That could result in the auto-immune disease of the donor becoming a problem for the recipient. That would be on top of the risk of graft versus host disease that all patients face after transplant.
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