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Your stem cell donation - Preparation and procedure

First of all, a big thank you for volunteering to donate blood stem cells to a patient whose life depends on it. You will be giving that patient the greatest gift of all; a second chance at life.

A graphic showing someone donating blood stem cells via PBSC

Donating blood stem cells is an act of great kindness and we are deeply grateful to you. 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’s 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. We will also cover the cost of the donation as well as any loss of earnings.

Do you need more information?

There are many ways to get involved and support our mission.

You could be raising awareness, join the registry, hosting your own event, taking on a fundraising challenge, or anything in between.
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