I found a very recent article, published on March 25, 2020 that discusses the current advances that are being made in haploidentical transplantation and the recent studies that have been done to provide evidence supporting the doctors’ hypothesis. In this article, they discuss the question of whether the speed in which proceeding to transplantation will affect the patient outcome. Later on in the article, the topic of haploidentical transplants within children is introduced and one of the doctors questions whether haploidentical transplants should be considered before a matched unrelated donor in the case where a matched sibling donor is impossible because it would be faster than going on the waiting list for a stranger. Zelinda Strell, AADP blogger.
Now in its seventh year, the Haploidentical Transplant Symposium (HAPLO) continues to explore advances in haploidentical and other novel cellular therapies. The most recent of these meetings—HAPLO2019—met in Orlando, Florida, 2 days before the start of the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition. A summary of important aspects presented at the meeting are summarized in this article By Alice Goodman March 25, 2020