Donor safety is of prime importance in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. The Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) standing committee on donor issues has issued a consensus statement regarding suitability criteria for related adult donors. This committee recommends that donors with a history of immune-mediated glomerulonephritis and abnormal urine tests should preferably undergo bone marrow harvest, to avoid the theoretical risk of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) induced immune flare-up. We discuss here a unique situation where a related donor with a history of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) insisted on a peripheral blood stem cell harvest. We propose a management plan for this situation, which posed challenges about donor suitability.
Keywords: Apheresis; G-CSF; Hematopoietic cell donor; IgA nephropathy.
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