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Life Saving Discrepancy: Study Shows Effectiveness Of Mismatched Bone Marrow Transplants

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October 23, 1998
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Scientists from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and Perugia University in Italy have shown that thanks to a method they developed, transplants using mismatched marrow can be as effective as those in which the donor and recipient are fully matched.

REHOVOT, Israel - October 22, 1998 - For many leukemia sufferers, bone marrow transplantation is their only hope. Unfortunately, in about 40 percent of terminal cases, patients fail to find a perfectly matched donor among relatives or in any of the donor registries.


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Weizmann Institute Of Science. (1998, October 23). Life Saving Discrepancy: Study Shows Effectiveness Of Mismatched Bone Marrow Transplants. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981023072444.htm
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