Canterbury DHB


General Principles for Making Transplant Decisions

Although broad guidelines can be provided, the decision to recommend a Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) for any individual patient will reflect many factors, some of them unique to that person.

The likely effect of the SCT needs to be balanced against the likely outcome of any available non-transplant treatments.

Key factors to establish are:

Based on this information:

Information Sources Helpful in Making Transplant Decisions

National and international guidelines exist, but are difficult to keep up-to-date, as this is such a rapidly changing field. Decisions will also be influenced by the introduction of non-transplant based treatments (e.g., Imatinib).

Useful sources on information in a hierarchical evidence-based system are:

About this Canterbury DHB document (8140):

Document Owner:

Andrew Butler (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

December 2016

Next Review:

December 2018


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Topic Code: 8140