Transplant Cell Ther 2021 May 19;27(5):429.e1-429.e7. Epub 2021 Feb 19.
Department of Hematology, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China. Electronic address:
Severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is a serious bone marrow failure disorder that is often cured with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The absence of a matched related donor is common, however, and thus novel approaches are needed to safely expand the donor pool to include alternative donors, especially haploidentical related donors, for patients with SAA. This study aimed to explore a novel approach to HSCT for patients with SAA without an available HLA-identical sibling or a matched unrelated donor, termed haploidentical peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (haplo-PBSCT), using a conditioning regimen comprising cyclophosphamide, busulfan, and fludarabine (CBF) and a graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis regimen with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy), low-dose methotrexate (LD-MTX), and calcineurin inhibitors. Read More