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Management of psychiatric complications in unrelated donor before unrelated peripheral hematopoietic stem cell collections

Authors Hequet O, Mialou V, Audat F, Wattel E, Chapel V, Revesz D, Jouet JP, Fisseaux B, Saoud M, Michallet M

Received 16 September 2015

Accepted for publication 28 January 2016

Published 30 December 2016 Volume 2017:8 Pages 1—4


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Hitesh Soni

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Martin Bluth

Olivier Hequet,1,2 Valerie Mialou,2 Francoise Audat,3 Eric Wattel,4 Valerie Chapel,4 Damiela Revesz,1 Jean-Piere Jouet,3 Brigitte Fisseaux,5 Mohamed Saoud,6 Mauricette Michallet4

1Apheresis Unit, 2Cell Therapy Laboratory, Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS) Rhône Alpes, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre Bénite, 3Biomedicine Agency, Saint-Denis, 4Hematological Unit, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre Bénite, 5Psychiatric Unit, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Hospitalier, Bourgoin Jallieu, 6Psychiatric Unit, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Hospitalier P Wertheimer, Lyon, France

Abstract: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can efficiently treat patients with severe hematological diseases. A human leukocyte antigen-compatible donor is required for performing transplantation. The occurrence of unexpected acute severe diseases in a donor can compromise the feasibility of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. However, when a severe health problem occurs in a donor while the recipient has already received a conditioning regimen, hematologists have to find the best solutions for the recipient, while the team in charge of the donor has to find the best medical solutions for the donor. We describe here the occurrence of psychiatric acute complications in an unrelated donor while the myeloablative conditioning regimen had already been given to the recipient. We report the successive decisions that were made in an emergency based upon the expertise of physicians specialized in hematology, apheresis, cell therapy, and psychiatry to preserve the donor’s health and recipient’s life.

Keywords: hematopoietic stem cells, mobilization, harvest, psychiatric complication, CD34+ cells, unrelated donor

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