Glossary Term:

Title

allogeneic stem cell transplant

Phonetic

<b>al</b>-o-jen-<b>NEE</b>-ick or <b>al</b>-o-jen-<b>NAY</b>-ick

Description

uses bone marrow or stem cells from a donor whose tissue type closely matches the patient’s to replace blood-forming cells that have been destroyed by disease or cancer treatment. This can be from a related donor or an unrelated donor. See also hematopoietic stem cell transplant, stem cells.