There are two types of transplants:
Regenerative medicine uses both transplant types
Use of both autologous and allogeneic donors is possible depending on the treatment.
Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) are proteins or markers that are located on the surface of most cells and tissues in the body. Every person has specific HLA markers that recognize which cells belong in the body.
When two people share much of the same HLA, they are referred to as a “match”. Their tissues are immunologically compatible with each other. A child will always be a perfect (100%) match to their own cord blood stem cells.
HLA typing is used to match patients and donors