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Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jan;22(1):23-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2015.11.001. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Haploidentical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Global Overview Comparing Asia, the European Union, and the United States.

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Haematology Department, Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
Peking University Institute of Hematology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing Key Laboratory of HSCT, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.
Hematology Division BMT and Cord Blood Bank, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Blood and Bone Marrow Cancers Program, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Department of Clinical Haematology & BMT Service, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Promotion for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan. Electronic address:


One of the major projects of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) is to promote hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in emerging countries in the world. For these countries, HLA haploidentical HSCT (haplo-HSCT) from family members is an attractive approach because of its cost effectiveness. To learn the current status, including recent trends, of haplo-HSCT, the WBMT invited speakers from major transplant centers in 3 regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) to present at its annual WBMT Joint Session. This article represents the direct reports from these 3 speakers in addition to introductions by 2 WBMT speakers who address data from the Global Transplant Activity survey. It must be emphasized, however, that certain promising results of haplo-HSCT presented in this article were obtained at well-experienced institutes.


Beijing Protocol; Europe; Global Activity Survey; Haplo-HSCT; Haplo-transplantation; United States

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