Age Major Factor in Stem Cell Transplantation Success

Age Major Factor in Stem Cell Transplantation Success

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 3/15/2018 5:02:31 PM

In HLA-matched transplants, younger donor age was the only factor reliably associated with patient survival. Other secondary selection characteristics included sex, ethnicity, the presence of cytomegalovirus and non-HLA and HLA genetic factors. Several factors are believed to inhibit the proper functioning of stem cells as the donor ages, making the young stem cells in cord blood a beneficial source when HLA-matching is equal.


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