Examining the success of unrelated donor transplants in treating SCD can potentially offer a matched unrelated donor
and a curative treatment option," said Richard Labotka, M.
Matched Unrelated Donor
(MUD) BMT Abstract #2515 -- Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation after Administration of a Non-Myeloablative Conditioning Regimen of Fludarabine, Rabbit Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (rATG), and Total Body Irradiation (TBI).
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.