Optimal matching of hematopoietic cell transplant donors and recipients is based on multiple factors, but with a primary consideration given to the level of HLA genotype matching. Clinical complications post-transplant suggest that there is still much room for improvement in this matching process, and the additional HLA-allele level information provided by NGS typing should impact matching algorithms and improve overall patient outcomes long-term. Recorded April 11, 2018.
Target Audience: This presentation is intended for physicians, laboratory scientists, transplant coordinators and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of patients undergoing transplantation.
The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.
Level of instruction: Advanced
Faculty :Jennifer Schiller, PhD
Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: No relationships to disclose
CE credits available.
Release date: 04/22/2018