Researchers study many options for bone marrow transplant, including haploidentical (hap-loh-i-DEN-tih-kul) transplant. In a haploidentical transplant, related donors that don't fully match the recipient may be considered in selected circumstances.
Researchers study how to reduce the risk of graft-versus-host-disease, relapses of the condition, infections and other complications in haploidentical transplants. Also, studies research how to improve the immune system's recovery and function after a haploidentical transplant.
Haploidentical transplant also has benefits, such as the potential of an expanded pool of donors. Researchers continue to study haploidentical transplant as a potential option for people who need a bone marrow transplant.