Bone marrow donation is used in 10 percent of donations. This takes place under general anaesthesia using a puncture needle in the iliac crest of the pelvis. Your stay in hospital can last up to three days in total.
Who will cover the cost if I donate blood stem cells for a patient?
The donation process is voluntary, as a donor you will not receive any payment for the stem cells you donate.
DKMS will organise your travel to and from the hospital collection centre and cover the costs associated with your appointments. We can also reimburse your loss of earnings, depending on your circumstances.