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Donor–Recipient Story in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

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Stem Cell Club, Toronto, ON M2H 3L2, Canada
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Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
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Faculty of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
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Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A1, Canada
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Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON M5G 2M9, Canada
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Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
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Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, Box 298, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28(1), 689-692; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28010067
Received: 31 December 2020 / Accepted: 12 January 2021 / Published: 24 January 2021
Patients with a variety of blood, immune, and metabolic disorders may require an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant as part of their treatment. However, over 70% of these patients do not have a matched sibling donor and require an alternative donor, such as a matched unrelated donor. We present a multi-part story of a Canadian stem cell recipient who underwent transplantation for treatment of refractory chronic myelogenous leukemia, and the matched unrelated donor who saved his life. The story segments feature excerpts from interviews with the donor and the recipient, along with representative images of both storytellers. The excerpts were optimized for publication on social media and were arranged to build a story arc that parallels the journey of the donor and recipient together. This donor-recipient story may serve as a resource to help raise awareness about stem cell donation and to encourage eligible individuals to register as donors. The story is one of several developed by Why We Swab, a library of stories in stem cell donation in Canada (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; @WhyWeSwab) to support the recruitment of committed unrelated donors. View Full-Text
Keywords: stem cell transplantation; bone marrow transplantation; donation; unrelated donors stem cell transplantation; bone marrow transplantation; donation; unrelated donors
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Kum, E.; Jagelaviciute, G.; Li, E.; Williams, K.; Thyagu, S.; Fingrut, W. Donor–Recipient Story in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28, 689-692. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28010067

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Kum E, Jagelaviciute G, Li E, Williams K, Thyagu S, Fingrut W. Donor–Recipient Story in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Current Oncology. 2021; 28(1):689-692. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28010067

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Kum, Elena; Jagelaviciute, Gabriele; Li, Edward; Williams, Kenneth; Thyagu, Santhosh; Fingrut, Warren. 2021. "Donor–Recipient Story in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation" Curr. Oncol. 28, no. 1: 689-692. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28010067

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