The science of bone
marrow transplants is evolving. Researchers and doctors have learned more about
transplants from mis-matched donors. This includes haploidentical transplant
(using half-matched family members as donors) and umbilical cord blood
transplant. Using mis-matched donors means more people with bone marrow failure
disease are able to have a transplant.
During this program, Dr. Smith explains haploidentical and cord blood transplant and what factors to consider as you talk with your doctor. Dr. Smith also discusses the benefits and risks associated with the type of transplant and conclude with that this means for you as an aplastic anemia, MDS or PNH patient.
By the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Define haploidentical and cord blood transplants
- Describe the risks and benefits of haploidentical transplant
- Describe the risks and benefits of cord blood transplant
- List questions to ask your doctor
This program is brought to you by AAMDSIF in partnership with Be The Match