allogeneic stem cell transplantation

Definition / meaning of 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.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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