Prepare to donate

Preliminary health check and consent to donation

Before you donate, we carry out another very thorough health check.

Last updated: 20/06/2022

The preliminary health check takes place about two to four weeks before your donation. Before your preliminary health check, have a good breakfast if you can, and make sure you drink plenty of fluids!

The check includes:

  • your medical history
  • a physical examination with
    • ECG
    • ultrasound,
    • blood sample
  • your lab results.

A detailed consultation with a doctor at the collection clinic will familiarise you with all the medical requirements, the procedure, and possible side effects of a stem cell donation.

You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that may be on your mind as you prepare to take this major step. When you feel well-informed and safe, we will ask you for your consent to donate.

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