matched unrelated donor


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matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor
See also: donor
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Solomon, MD, Medical Director of the Stem Cell Processing Laboratory and the Matched Unrelated Donor Program at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
Stiehm said that unmatched umbilical cord blood transplants are as good as bone marrow transplants from a parent or a matched unrelated donor "but not as good as a matched sibling transplant.
Since the child does not have siblings, the next step is to search for matching unrelated donors -- either cord blood or matched unrelated donors --which is much more expensive.