Late Effects in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients with Acquired Severe Aplastic Anemia: A Report from the Late Effects Working Committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

David Buchbinder, Diane J. Nugent, Ruta Brazauskas, Zhiwei Wang, Mahmoud D. Aljurf, Mitchell S. Cairo, Robert Chow, Christine Duncan, Lamis K. Eldjerou, Vikas Gupta, Gregory A. Hale, Joerg Halter, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, Jack W. Hsu, David A. Jacobsohn, Rammurti T. Kamble, Kimberly A. Kasow, Hillard M. Lazarus, Paulette Mehta, Kasiani C. MyersSusan K. Parsons, Jakob R. Passweg, Joseph Pidala, Vijay Reddy, Carmen M. Sales-Bonfim, Bipin N. Savani, Adriana Seber, Mohamed L. Sorror, Amir Steinberg, William A. Wood, Donna A. Wall, Jacek H. Winiarski, Lolie C. Yu, Navneet S. Majhail

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With improvements in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) outcomes for severe aplastic anemia (SAA), there is a growing population of SAA survivors after HCT. However, there is a paucity of information regarding late effects that occur after HCT in SAA survivors. This study describes the malignant and nonmalignant late effects in survivors with SAA after HCT. A descriptive analysis was conducted of 1718 patients post-HCT for acquired SAA between 1995 and 2006 reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). The prevalence and cumulative incidence estimates of late effects are reported for 1-year HCT survivors with SAA. Of the HCT recipients, 1176 (68.5%) and 542 (31.5%) patients underwent a matched sibling donor (MSD) or unrelated donor (URD) HCT, respectively. The median age at the time of HCT was 20 years. The median interval from diagnosis to transplantation was 3 months for MSD HCT and 14 months for URD HCT. The median follow-up was 70 months and 67 months for MSD and URD HCT survivors, respectively. Overall survival at 1 year, 2 years, and 5 years for the entire cohort was 76% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 74-78), 73% (95% CI: 71-75), and 70% (95% CI: 68-72). Among 1-year survivors of MSD HCT, 6% had 1 late effect and 1% had multiple late effects. For 1-year survivors of URD HCT, 13% had 1 late effect and 2% had multiple late effects. Among survivors of MSD HCT, the cumulative incidence estimates of developing late effects were all

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1776-1784
Number of pages9
JournalBiology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012



  • Allogeneic
  • Hematopoietic cell transplant
  • Late effects
  • Severe aplastic anemia
  • Survivorship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Hematology

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