Email excerpt from my Bone Marrow Donor Coordinator:
I emailed the information below to [Kurt’s doctors]; I am still hoping to find another match– but as of date we only have one.
Kurt Brindley MR # X-XXX-XX-XX:
has 2 haplo* sisters, 1 disparate** sister, 2 MUD [Matched Unrelated Donors] Mis- Matches and 1 MUD Match.
[Bone Marrow Donor Coordinator]
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* When trying to match a sibling, a haplo match essentially means that she has only one of the tissue types contributed by either the mother or father. A haplo match is a half-match, so to speak, and may be used in a transplant if a full match cannot be found.
** When trying to match a sibling, a disparate match has neither of the tissue types contributed by either the mother or father. A disparate match cannot be used for a transplant.
The underlines for emphasis are mine.
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