Advances in cell sources and conditioning regimens
Transplant patients may now receive bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, or peripheral blood stem cells, and pre-transplant conditioning regimens can be tailored for individual patients and their diseases.
Advances in histocompatibility
Advances in HLA typing have led to better matches between donors and patients, which have improved transplant outcomes.
Advances in patient care
The ability to manage possible complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation has improved dramatically in the last decade.
Expanded patient selection
Due to advances that make hematopoietic cell transplantation better tolerated and more effective at treating underlying diseases, patient selection has changed dramatically.