“Although blood and marrow transplant (BMT) can cure leukemia and lymphoma, some people can’t find a fully matched donor. And people with diverse ethnic backgrounds may have more difficulty finding a match. New research shows that two types of partly matched donors can help: haploidentical and cord blood donors,” according to a news release from the Center for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.

Researchers wrote, “Few, if any, patients should be denied transplant for lack of a donor.”

Review the BMT CTN summary for more information.  Visit Be The Match or The Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network to learn more.

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Medical summary from Jennifer Motl, a medical writer at the nonprofit Center for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)