Marrow transplantation from HLA-identical siblings for treatment of aplastic anemia: is exposure to marrow donor blood products 24 hours before high-dose cyclophosphamide needed for successful engraftment?

The present study in patients with aplastic anemia was undertaken to determine whether exposure of recipients to donor blood products 24 hr before preparation with cyclophosphamide (1) enhanced the rate of sustained engraftment of marrow from HLA-identical siblings as suggested by animal experiments, (2) increased the rejection rate, in particular in… (More)