Expert Video - What is Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) and why does it happen?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, provide an overview of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which might happen after an allogeneic transplant (a transplant that uses stem cells from a donor). In GVHD, the donor cells that make up your new immune system see your body’s cells as foreign and start to attack them. They also discuss acute GVHD and chronic GVHD, as well as medications to prevent or treat the condition.

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