This news is especially important for people of color, who are less likely to have a fully matched donor on the registry.
This study included about 1,300 people who had acute leukemia or lymphoma and got BMT during 2012-2018. All the people got reduced-intensity medicines before BMT.
After 5 years:
- About 40% of people who got cord blood were alive
- About 50% of people who got half-matched bone marrow or peripheral blood were alive The study included equal amounts of men and women. Also, the people in the study had the same racial and ethnic diversity as all people in the US.
Keep in mind
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the possible benefits and harms of each treatment?
- What are the chances that I have a matching donor?