Allogeneic Transplant

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

Allogeneic means “from another person”. Stem cells for this type of transplant are obtained from a variety of sources:

  • Matched related donors (MRD) are usually siblings whose stem cells are most similar to those of the patient.
  • Some patients will receive stem cells from a partially matched related donor, such as a parent.
  • The National Donor Registry provides information to find a matched unrelated donor (MUD) from a pool of adults who donate their stem cells for transplantation.
  • Umbilical cord blood can also be used and can be located through National Registries.

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital Transplant team performs allogeneic transplants for diseases such as: