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Donor commitment and patient needs


The article discusses views and recommendations of the World Marrow Donor Association concerning ethical issues related to the donation of hematopoietic stem cell products with respect to recruitment, evaluation, workup, and follow-up of unrelated donors. Particular emphasis is placed upon commitment of individual donors, in particular, with respect to the needs of patients to find HLA-matched donors, who may be asked to donate stem cell and other cell products more than once for given patients.

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Bakken, R., van Walraven, AM., Egeland, T. et al. Donor commitment and patient needs. Bone Marrow Transplant 33, 225–230 (2004).

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  • ethics
  • stem cell donation
  • unrelated donor
  • transplantation

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