0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Note that there are some procedures like bone marrow... where the transplant carries with it the donor's tissue type, and these need fewer anti-rejection drugs after surgery.
We analyzed the outcome of 118 patients who received transplants for acute leukemia in 2 centers. Patients received highly T cell–depleted haploidentical grafts after myelo-ablative conditioning. Five-year event-free survival was better in patients who received transplants from the mother than from the father (50.6% ± 7.6% vs 11.1% ± 4.2%; P < .001). ...Better outcome of mother-to-child transplantation may be the result of the maternal immune system exposure to fetal antigens during pregnancy.