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Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

Glossary

allogeneic stem cell transplantation

A procedure in which a person receives blood-forming stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop) from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor. This is often a sister or brother, but could be an unrelated donor.

Last updated: 2014-05-21

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)