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Your stem cell donation: preparation and procedure

There are several methods by which you may be asked to donate your blood stem cells or lymphocytes.

A graphic showing someone donating blood stem cells via PBSC

There are two different ways to donate blood stem cells:

  • peripheral stem cell donation, and
  • bone marrow donation.

The method by which you are asked to donate ultimately depends on what is best for the patient and what their doctor decides after careful consideration. Wherever possible, your wishes will be taken into account, but ideally, you would be willing to donate by either method.

You may also be asked to donate your lymphocytes.

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