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Unrelated hematopoietic stem cell donors as research subjects


Requests for participation of unrelated stem cell donors in research transplant protocols are becoming more frequent. World Marrow Donor Association calls on donor registries to participate in research activities. Here, we discuss various implications of research participation and make some recommendations as how to make this possible.

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We thank Effie Petersdorf, Jon J. van Rood and other WMDA members, as well as The National Marrow Donor Program Committee on Donors as Research Subjects, for valuable comments.

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King, R., Confer, D., Greinix, H. et al. Unrelated hematopoietic stem cell donors as research subjects. Bone Marrow Transplant 46, 10–13 (2011).

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  • hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • research
  • donor research subject

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