Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Types of Transplants

No matter where your stem cells are harvested (see this post), there are three types of transplants.

In allogeneic transplants, patients receive stem cells from a sibling, parent, or another unrelated donor. This was the type of transplant I had!

In an autologous transplant, patients receive their own stem cells.

In a syngeneic transplant, the patient receives stem cells from their identical twin.

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