I have heard that the mother may donate stem cells that could cure her child.

BMT from a partially compatible mother (Haploidentical Transplantation) has greatly improved in recent years to the point the preliminary evidence suggests that, in an experienced center, it's as safe and effective as that from a compatible sibling with success rates in the 80% range.
The cost however is superior compared to a matched sibling BMT, in C2C partner centers in India and Pakistan it's around 20.000 USD compared to 15.000 USD for a BMT from a matched sibling.

These answers have been prepared by:
- Dr. Lawrence Faulkner, Cure2Children medical team coordinator
- Dr. Sadaf Khalid, Cure2Children Pakistan branch coordinator