Stem cell transplantation is a generic term
covering several different > techniques (see fig 1). Allogeneic
transplants are > | haemopoietic stem cells from the bone marrow,
peripheral blood, or > umbilical cord blood of a healthy donor matched for
HLA type, who > | may be a family member or an unrelated volunteer.
Autologous transplants > are stem cells from the patient's own bone marrow
or > | peripheral blood. > | > | http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7258/433 >