T-Cell Depleted, Alternative Donor Transplant in Pediatric and Adult Patients With Severe Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Other Transfusion-Dependent Anemias
The purpose of this study is to evaluate what effect, if any, mismatched unrelated volunteer donor and/or haploidentical related donor stem cell transplant may have on severe sickle cell disease and other transfusion dependent anemias. By using mismatched unrelated volunteer donor and/or haploidentical related donor stem cells, this study will increase the number of patients who can undergo a stem cell transplant for their specified disease. Additionally, using a T-cell depleted approach should reduce the incidence of graft-versus-host disease which would otherwise be increased in a mismatched transplant setting.
Transfusion of CD45RA-depleted Donor Lymphocytes to Improve Regeneration of Antimicrobial Immunity After TCR-alpha/Beta Depleted Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
The stud will evaluate whether infusions of CD45RA-depleted lymphocytes from the donor early post-transplant is a safe way to improve immunity to common infections in recipients of TCR-alpha/beta depleted hematopoietic stem cell grafts.