Johns Hopkins seems to be leading the charge in this research. I have attached an article on the use of haploidentical transplants that were completed a couple of years ago. The results have been pretty good. This study used cord blood and marrow that weren't perfect matches.
The results were comparable to good matches, and half of the patients were over 50. There are sevearl other articles about this process and study.
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