MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, provide an overview of who can be a donor for blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). A donor can be a sibling, a child, or someone from the bone marrow registry who is not related to you. A matching donor is found using a test called HLA typing. HLA-matched bone marrow is less likely to cause a potential side effect called graft versus host disease (GVHD).
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the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by charitable grants from Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Takeda Oncology.
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