Alternative Donor Transplants: Exploring Cord Blood and Haploidentical Transplant Options

Cord blood and haploidentical (half-matched) transplants are used to treat an increasing number of patients.

Presented by Joanne Kurtzberg MD, Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Program and Carolinas Cord Blood Bank, Duke University Medical Center and Ephraim Fuchs MD, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins 

Run Time: Cord Blood Transplants: 30 minutes; Haploidentical transplants (begins at 30:47 minutes) 23 minutes; Q&A 30 minutes

Made possible, in part, by support from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)

Dr. Kurtzberg explains:

  • what cord blood is
  • history of cord blood transplants
  • pros and cons of using cord blood cells for transplant
  • strategies to make cord blood transplant and option for more patients
  • success of cord blood transplants in treating patients with various diseases

Dr. Fuchs discusses:

  • what a haploidentical transplant is
  • why haploidentical transplant is an option can be considered for more patients
  • how outcomes after haploidentical transplants compare to other types of transplant
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