Feb 17, 2012 - 1:21 am
Hi, my Dad had a bone marrow transplant last July for leukemia. We were lucky enough to find that his sister was a match for the transplant. His latest checkup came up with some unfortunate news in that the percentage of cells of the donor have dropped to under 30 percent and it appears as though his bad cells are contributing more and more. There is no trace of cancer but this result is very scary to me. My Mom said they are contacting his sister to fly back and donate more, so they can use it to pump him with "booster shots" to try and get the numbers to balance. My mom refers to this as a glitch and nothing to panic over, but I cannot help to think this is a very bad sign that the donor is being rejected through time. My Mom does not want to scare us but I just want someone to tell me how serious this is. Does anyone know or have any experience of this type of progression? Thank you so much.