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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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.