Probability of finding an HLA-matched donor in immediate and extended families: the Jordanian experience.

@article{Elbjeirami2013ProbabilityOF,
  title={Probability of finding an HLA-matched donor in immediate and extended families: the Jordanian experience.},
  author={Wafa M Elbjeirami and Fawzi Abdel-Latif Abdel-Rahman and Ayad Ahmed Hussein},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={221-6}
}
Information regarding the probability of finding HLA-matched related donor for a patient awaiting hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in developing countries is scanty. We performed a retrospective review of HLA genotypes and related data for 1254 consecutive patients and their families at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan, between 2003 and 2011 to evaluate the chance of finding HLA-matched donor. The median family size was 5 for all patients in the study (range, 1-14), and… CONTINUE READING
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