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What is allogeneic stem cell transplantation?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is a procedure in which a person receives blood-forming stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop) from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor. This is often a sister or brother, but could be an unrelated donor.

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